Nikki Moore is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Art History at Rice University. After completing her S.M.Arch.S at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) in 2005, Nikki continued her graduate studies at the European Graduate School (EGS), working with Avital Ronell toward a dissertation on mit-sein as conceived by Martin Heidegger and troubled by Jacques Derrida. Student teaching for Slavoj Žižek turned her head toward questions of sustainability and nature. Her current research focuses on the industrialization of food-based commodities and concurrent development practices in modern Latin America, focusing on their symbiotic relationship to art and architectural practices. Her work has been published in Europe and the United States.