Staff Biography

Juliana Ochs Dweck

Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Engagement
(609) 258-3945


Juliana Ochs Dweck is Mellon Curator of Academic Engagement at the Princeton University Art Museum, where she develops strategies for collections interpretation; creates cross-disciplinary installations; and integrates the collections into the university curriculum. She received her B.A. and M.A. from Yale University (2002) and Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge (2007). Dweck joined the Museum staff in 2010 as the Manager of Interpretation and became the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Collections Engagement in 2011. Previously, she worked for the National Museum of American Jewish History, the National September 11 Memorial Museum, the Yeshiva University Museum, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland; and was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Museum of American History. At Princeton, she has curated or coordinated a number of exhibitions, including Kongo across the Waters (2014), Princeton’s Great Persian Book of Kings (2015), By Dawn’s Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War (2016), andSurfaces Seen and Unseen: African Art at Princeton (2016). Dweck is the author of Security and Suspicion: An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Israel (Penn Press, 2011) and her work on the aesthetics and materiality of security has appeared in Anthropology Now, History and Anthropologyand The Public Historian.