Danielle BurkeGraduate Studentshe/her/hers

I am an artist, folklorist, and PhD candidate in Design Studies. I study textiles, craft pedagogy, and artist communities; my studio practice focuses primarily on the process of weaving. Knowledge transmission and materiality are two threads which guide and connect much of my research, as are the methodologies of ethnography and archival research.

Awards and Recognition

  • Jane Graff Textile Research Assistant, 2022-23
  • Center for Craft Career Advancement Fellowship, 2022
  • Summer Graduate Research Fellowship (UNC), 2021
  • Archie Green Fellowship in Occupational Folklore (UNC), 2021
  • Windgate-Lamar Fellowship, 2015
Professional portrait of Danielle Burke in front of a decorative window with bright colored glass circles and curved lines.


  • Design Studies

Degree Program

  • PhD Human Ecology: Design Studies


  • MA, Folklore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BFA, Fiber and Humanistic Studies, Maryland Institute College of Art


Phone: 303-960-1103