After earning her PhD, Alison co-founded Xipe Projects, a non-profit educational foundation for Latin American art, and has since published on the topics of art and ethics, modern fiction, and several exhibition catalogues focused on Mexican and Guatemalan folk art of the late nineteenth and early twentieth-centuries.
Dr. Heney has presented her research at over twenty professional conferences including the American Comparative Literature Conference, the Modernist Studies Association, the Modern Language Association, and has been an invited participant for the Institute for World Literature Annual Conference at Harvard hosted by Bilgi Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey.
As Project Manager for Museum Operations, Alison is responsible for assisting in planning, research, project completion, and scheduling of assigned programs. This includes providing administrative support, record keeping, policy report and grant-writing, interim oversight of projects, website and social media management, and communication coordination in support of CEO Rich Cherry and various external third parties including architects, designers, contractors, artists, and vendors.
XIPE PROJECTS: LATIN AMERICAN ART
As the Assistant Director and Curator for the non-profit organization Xipe Projects, Alison led the planning and production of eight in-house exhibitions including the selection and training of a diverse and culturally sensitive volunteer staff; and coordinated numerous tours, seminars, lectures, and traveling trade shows including Treasures of the Maya Spirit with La Ruta Maya Fundación for the 2014 LA Art Show. During this time, she also completed her second Master’s degree in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins University with a special focus on developing strategies for community engagement and museum education.
UC BERKELEY AND UC BERKELEY EXTENSION
Managed course development, revision, and maintained projects from inception to completion.
Consulted with English Department to ensure consistency of curriculum scope across the institution.
Consulted with education vendors to ensure legal and accreditation requirements are met and maintained.
Worked to provide the Course Canvas LMS and content integrity technical support and training to faculty, staff, and students.
Designed and maintained WordPress blog and Twitter page for student publication.
SUNY EMPIRE STATE COLLEGE
Managed course development, revision and maintained projects from inception to completion.
Consulted with the Human Development Department to ensure consistency of curriculum scope across the institution.
Consulted with vendors to ensure legal and accreditation requirements are met and maintained.
Worked to provide the Course Moodle LMS and content integrity technical support and training to faculty, staff, and students.
• Film and Feminism
• Horror Film and the Fantastic
• Theories of Spectatorship
• Film and the Avant-Garde
• Cinema and Violence
• Fairy Tales
• Literature and Psychology
• Literature and Society
Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies