My last name is pronounced, Hop-E

I use she/her/hers pronouns

E-mail me at hoppe.19 [at] osu.edu

I am becoming.  I am passionate about lifelong learning and breaking down barriers in the cultural sector.  I advocate, research, administrate, teach, make, write, and bird watch (375+ species on my life list).  I am PhD candidate in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy at The Ohio State University with a Cultural Policy specialization.  I spent nearly two decades as a practitioner, which influences all my work and drives inquiry into art administrator identity, being, and professional development.  I am interested in the intersections of theory and practice, seeking social justice through the arts, and mentoring current and future arts leaders.

Research Interests: creative sector identity, cultural accessibility and equity, professional development, arts marketing, arts policy, arts practice, embodiment, qualitative and arts-based and inquiries, queer theory, walking methods

Influential Scholars: Lauren Berlant, Sara Ahmed, Judith Butler, Elizabeth St. Pierre, Michel Foucault, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Kathleen Stewart, Wanda Pillow, Petra Kuppers, et. al.

My Teaching Philosophy.

*Side bar photo credit: Jessica Pissini