Merrie D. Blocker

merrieblocker@icloud.com

Retired United States Diplomat

Spanish – native level; Portuguese – fluent; French –fair

PUBLICATIONS 

Iolovitch, Marcos En una clara mañana de abril, ( Merrie Blocker, translator) Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2020.

Blocker, Merrie (2017) “A criação de Numa clara manhã de abril, de Marcos Iolovitch, no contexto histórico.”webMosaica(Vol 9)  

Blocker, Merrie (1991) editor of English text for Scliar, Moacyr, Caminhos da Esperanca/Pathways of Hope, the Jewish Presence in Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre: Riocell.

Blocker, Merrie  (1985)  Breve Manual del Museologo, Buenos Aires: Colegio de Museologos de la Republica Argentina.

Blocker, Merrie (1979) Managing a Small Museum, Washington, D.C.: Organization of American States

Blocker, Merrie (1975) The History of Chinese Ceramics, Southampton, NY: Parrish Art Museum

RESEARCH

Lima, Peru:

“The Role of Intellectuals in a Leftist Military Government”

Madrid, Toledo, Paris, Venice, Florence, Crete:

“The Effect of Spanish Culture on the Work of El Greco”

EDUCATION:

M.F.A. in Museum Administration, Syracuse University

B.A. in American Studies (Intellectual History), Reed College

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE EXPERIENCE:

Acting Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Acting Cultural/Press Attaché, U.S.  Embassy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Acting Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Coordinator for Public Diplomacy Programs for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Washington, DC

Cultural Coordinator, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Washington D.C.

Alumni Affairs Director, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington, D.C.

Public Affairs Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Public Affairs Counselor, U.S. Interests Section, Havana, Cuba

Geographic Liaison Officer, Information Bureau, Washington, D.C.

Director, Worldwide Cultural Specialists Program, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington, D.C.

Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Director, American Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Acting Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Bucharest, Romania

OTHER EXPERIENCE:

Organization of American States, Kingston, Jamaica

Director of Education, DeCordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA

Smithsonian Museum Education Faculty Member, Boston, and Washington D.C.