Angelika Joseph is a doctoral student in the History and Theory of Architecture also affiliated with the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative (NAISIP) and the Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS). Joseph researches colonial-Indigenous architectural interaction on reservations, focusing on Native American reconciliation of colonial trauma, and the reinterpretation, or reversal, of existing power structures in the interest of Indigenous sovereignty.
Joseph holds a B.A. with honors in Psychology, with a minor in History, from the University of California, Davis. At UC Davis, Joseph studied decision-making through coursework in neuroeconomics, reinforcement learning, game theory, social and cultural psychology, and social cognition. Concurrently, Joseph worked as an investment analyst at the world’s largest seed-stage venture capital firm where she analyzed the behavioral-elicitation capacities of digital designs, aggregating insights and trends, to help portfolio companies and investors adjust and improve their strategies.
Joseph enjoys fishing, crabbing, kayaking, hiking, camping, and beading.