Monica Jovanovich is a Ph.D Candidate in Art History, Theory and Criticism at the University of California, San Diego and she holds a BA in art history from the University of Redlands. Her research focuses on early 20th century American art and architecture and issues of gender, urbanism, modernity and public culture. Monica teaches the History of Modern Art, Contemporary Art and American Art at San Diego State University and Point Loma Nazarene University. She has participated in curatorial projects ("Paper Traces: Latin American Works on Paper" 2006) and lectures ("Asher B. Durand" 2008 and "Early 19th Century American Art", 2009) at the San Diego Museum of Art and Timken Museum, San Diego. In 2007, she presented her essay on Latin American Art Deco at the annual Art Deco Conference in Los Angeles and it was subsequently published in the annual journal, The Sophisticate. Since 2006 she has been the Managing Director of the haudenschildGarage, an alternative art space in San Diego that routinely presents contemporary art lectures, symposium, film screenings and performances.