Institute Staff

Claire HendrenAssistant to the Directors:

Claire Hendren graduated with a M.A. in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University in 2015 and is a doctoral fellow in Art History at Université Paris Nanterre. Her dissertation focuses on how collectors and museums enabled Americans’ appropriation of French Impressionism. At the Univerisité Paris Nanterre and the Institut Catholique de Parisshe currently serves as a Teaching Assistant and Lecturer. She has completed internships at Tudor Place Historic Homes and Gardens in Washington, DC, the Jules Maeght Gallery in San Franciscoand has worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Terra Foundation, Paris.


Evin KnightEvin Knight is the Program Manager for The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. She has more than ten years experience managing programs, events, and communications for academic, nonprofit, and environmental organizations. Evin has a BS in Business Administration from San Diego State University and she is passionate about workplace engagement, particularly making the work environment an inclusive, cooperative, efficient, and environmentally friendly place.