Pat Kirkham is Professor Emerita at Bard Graduate Center and was recently appointed Professor of Design History at Kingston University. She studied history as an undergraduate at the University of Leeds and received her PhD from the University of London. She taught the history of architecture and design as well as film and media studies at De Montfort University in England before moving to Bard Graduate Center. Her many publications include Charles and Ray Eames: Designers of the Twentieth Century (MIT Press, 1995); Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000: Diversity and Difference (ed. and contributing author; Yale UP, 2000); Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design (Laurence King, 2011); The Gendered Object (ed. and contributing author; Manchester UP, 1996); and History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400–2000 (ed. with Susan Weber; Yale UP, 2013). At Bard Graduate Center, she will be working towards completing a book on the multiple interconnections between Charles and Ray Eames and Hollywood. Her study brings together social, cultural, design, film, and political history, and she is keen to assess the interrelations between the Eameses’ networks of friendship and acquaintance and those related to work.