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Ph.D. Candidate
Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism
University of Southern California
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Susana Smith Bautista is a Ph.D. candidate and Provost Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California, where she also received her Masters degree in Art History/ Museum Studies. Susana has almost twenty years experience in the art world in Los Angeles, New York, and Greece working with museums, commercial galleries and non-profit art spaces, curating exhibitions, lecturing, and writing art criticism. She was Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, Editorial Director of, and Associate with the Daniel Saxon Gallery. Born in Pasadena, California, she also served the city as Arts and Culture Commissioner for six years. At USC, Susana is studying the role of museums in the digital age and how new technologies are affecting traditional museum practices and society, looking into ideas and practices such as museum teen websites (, online communities, how to inspire epistemic curiosity, the importance of space and place in a distributed network, and the benefits of lurking as passive participation in museums. She was part of the research team working with Anne Balsamo on a MacArthur Foundation grant studying new digital practices and learning in public museums and libraries in the U.S. Her goals include contributing to research, policies, and practices that will better enable museums worldwide to understand and adapt to the digital age.

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