Dr. Dalferro received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University in 2021. Her dissertation examined silk production in Thailand, in particular among communities of Khmer silk producers in Surin province. She was a Visiting Fellow in the Thailand Studies Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore in 2022, and she also worked as a lecturer at the National University of Singapore from 2022-2023.
Her interests encompass craft/art-making histories and contemporary practices, especially textiles; gender and sexuality in Southeast Asia; cultural heritage studies; and museum studies. She joined the center as CSEAS Program Director in May and is excited to support and promote Southeast Asia Studies at Berkeley and beyond.