Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Student in Film and Digital Media, September 2017 – Present

University of California, Santa Cruz

MA in Visual and Critical Studies, 2014

California College of the Arts

BA in Philosophy and Psychology2000

University of San Francisco


Lecturer and Curator, 2016

Department of Digital Art and New Media, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Planned lessons and assignments for exhibition production
  • Served as MFA exhibition curator
  • Provided academic and professional guidance related to artistic practice and curation


Santos, D. “Gamescapes: At Play in the Landscapes of Ideology (provisional title)” in Art Journal. College Art Association, 2019. manuscript in progress

Santos, D. “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings” in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. Routledge Press, 2016.


“Entangling Art and Biology: Bioart and Beyond,” College Art Association, panelist. New York, New York, 2017

“Singularities,” Transmediale: art and digital culture festival, panelist. Berlin, Germany, 2017

“Tumblr and Art Appropriation,” FACETS Conference, NYU Magnet, panelist. New York, New York, 2016

“Automated Personality,” Theorizing the Web Conference, Keynote panel, panelist. New York, New York, 2016

“100 Years of Robot Art and Science in the Bay Area,” de Young Museum, panelist. San Francisco, California, 2015

“Ethics of New Media Symposium,” Drake University, speaker. Des Moines, Iowa, 2015

“Border/Media/Bodies,” Critical Information Conference, School of Visual Arts, panelist. New York, New York, 2014

“Collaboration, Community, and Crisis: a Roundtable on Filipino/American Art Now,” American Studies Conference, panelist. Los Angeles, California, 2014

“You are what you post,” Theorizing the Web, panelist. New York, New York, 2013


Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, UC Santa Cruz, 2017 – present

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellowship, Citizenship, 2016 – 2017


Editor-in-Chief, 2017 – present

Hyphen Magazine

  • Review pitch submissions for online publication.
  • Oversee editorial process and calendar.
  • Mentor senior editors and junior staff.
  • Partner with co-editor-in-chief to manage development efforts and finances with the fiscal sponsor.

Art Editor, 2012 – 2017

Hyphen Magazine

  • Serve as an editor on short and long-form essays and articles for the art and culture section of the print publication.
  • Coordinate edit schedule for contributors with the managing editor.


  • College Art Association (CAA)
  • New Media Caucus (NMC), A College Art Association Affiliate Society
  • Fembot Collective
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • Asian American Journalists Association