Lauren Monsein Rhodes is Associate Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in Chicago, IL USA. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor in the Cultural and Social Anthropology Program at University of Latvia and a Visiting Lecturer at RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design. She holds a PhD and MA in Anthropology from University of Washington (Seattle, WA USA), a MSEd in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education (New York, NY USA), and a BA in Anthropology from Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH USA).