Principals & Advisors

Charles Cronin
Charles Cronin

Charles is an adjunct professor at Keck Graduate Institute, and Claremont Graduate University, of Claremont Colleges. He is a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University Law School where he heads the online Music Copyright Infringement Resource, now used by copyright instructors, practitioners, judges, academics, and students throughout the U.S. He has published many articles on musicological topics, on music technologies and copyright, and about works on the fringes of copyright protection. He has taught copyright as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego Law School and recently spent a year as a visiting fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. He has also worked as a consultant to the International Fragrance Association in Brussels. B.M., Oberlin; J.D., American University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford; M.I.M.S. (Masters, Information Systems), Berkeley.

Jesse Lerner

Jesse Lerner is a documentary film and video maker based in Los Angeles. His short films and documentaries have won prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan, and have shown at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Sydney Biennale and the Sundance Film Festival. He has curated film and photography exhibitions, has published several books and teaches in the Intercollegiate Media Studies Program of the Pitzer College in Claremont, California. One of his books, The Maya of Modernism, and two of his films, Ruins and The Absent Stone, touch on issues of cultural heritage.

Alexandra Perloff-Giles

Alexandra Perloff-Giles

Alexandra Perloff-Giles is an attorney specialized in art, media, and technology issues. She recently served as the 2019-2020 First Amendment Fellow at The New York Times, where she litigated Freedom of Information Act, First Amendment, and defamation cases, works on copyright and fair use, and advises journalists and editors on newsgathering issues. She is a litigation associate at the law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, where she has worked on a variety of intellectual property matters, as well as on the White House press pass cases. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Alexandra clerked for the Hon. Marsha S. Berzon on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her experience in the art world includes curating or co-curating exhibitions at the Goethe Institut (New York), Mains d’Oeuvres (Saint-Ouen) and the Palais de Tokyo (Paris); helping develop the Cultural Property Case Resource (a database of works subject to national repatriation claims); organizing the multidisciplinary conference “The Legal Medium: New Encounters of Art and Law” at Yale Law School; contributing to; and working at the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Immanence (an artist-run exhibition space), the Whitney Museum, and the International Council of Museums. Alexandra holds a B.A. in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard College, a Master’s degree in Contemporary Art and Its Exhibition from the Université de Paris-Sorbonne, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She has taught at the American University of Paris and lectured at Cornell University, Brooklyn College, Wesleyan College, Central China Normal University, the Université de Haute-Alsace, and the United Nations Global Colloquium at Yale, among others..

Andy Vosko

Andrew (Andy) Vosko is associate provost and director of the Transdisciplinary Studies program at Claremont Graduate University. He earned his bachelor of science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a dual concentration in Japanese Language & Literature and Biopsychology & Cognitive Science. Vosko earned his PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he trained in the Laboratory of Circadian and Sleep Medicine, Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center.

Since 2012, Vosko has taught neuroscience, physiology, histology, and medical ethics to students across a diverse range of professional tracks, including integrative health and osteopathic medicine. He has had faculty appointments at Southern California University of Health Sciences, where he also served as Chair of Basic Sciences, as well as at Rocky Vista University, where he was director of faculty development. His current research interests include biomedical, interprofessional and transdisciplinary education; medical humanities; gender and sexual minority health care; and bio-behavioral sleep medicine.

Vosko’s scholarly work involves topics that range from neural circuit function to epistemology in health care education, and he has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Most recently, he has also served on the American Association of Medical Colleges Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Sex Development, where he worked to promote inclusion of gender and sexual minority health care needs into medical curricula.


Student Editors

Arianne Ohara

Arianne Ohara (’25) was born and raised in Mexico City and is currently an undergraduate student at Pitzer College studying Art History and Environmental Analysis. Her interests lie in museum and gallery work, art curation, environmental activism, sustainability, the built environment, and intersections of the arts and science. She hopes to merge these passions and lead creative projects that prioritize culture, art, environmental wellbeing and positive change.

In addition to working as a Research Assistant for the Cultural Property Dispute Resource, Arianne is a Consultant for the Claremont Sustainability Consulting Group, a Pitzer Art Galleries Fellow, a student senator for the Pitzer Campus Aesthetics Committee, and the Secretary for the Pitzer College Events Board. Over the summer of 2022, Arianne was a Getty Marrow Registration and Permanent Collections Management Intern at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. She helped manage object documentation, collections database, accession files, and contributed to the museum’s digital and physical inventory. Arianne was drawn to the CPDR’s effort to document heritage artifacts, create inclusive commentary and accurate archives that address ethicality, legality and ownership.

Eliza Rodi

Eliza Rodi (’23) is an undergraduate student at Pomona College, where she is double-majoring in Anthropology and French. Along with conducting research for the Cultural Property Disputes Resource, she works at Pomona as an archaeology lab assistant, a student liaison for the Anthropology department, and a French Language Partner. Throughout her undergraduate career, Eliza has been particularly drawn to archaeology, and she is passionate about advancing social justice through cultural heritage preservation. After graduating, she hopes do this by working at the intersection of cultural property and international human rights law.

Participants in Preliminary Version of the CPDR

Sarah Allen, USC Law School

Sally Johnson, Yale College

Alexandra McKay, Yale Archaeological Studies Council

Nina Mesfin, Yale College

Erik Nemeth, Cultural Security Blog

Stefan Simon, Yale Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage

Timur Tisuray, USC Law School