Therese Cox is a Ph.D. student in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. She writes about contemporary British literature and architecture, the poetics of place, and urban planning. As a Fellow, she will curate a series of educational workshops with young women from NYC public schools who will work with teaching artists and community partners to explore histories of the city, the politics of map-making, and issues of public space, race, and gender.
Rachel Corbman is a doctoral candidate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University and a coordinator of the Lesbian Herstory Archives. She is currently revising her dissertation “Conferencing on the Edge: A Queer History of Feminist Field Formation, 1969-89,” which uses conferences to historicize the development of women’s studies and gay and lesbian studies in the United States.
Camilla J. Bell is a doctoral candidate in the Cultural Founda- tions of Education program at Syracuse University. Her work examines the critical role Black women play in realizing edu- cation as the practice of freedom for Black youth. Camilla remains committed to developing learning spaces that chal- lenge preservice teachers and empower young people.
Gemma Cooper-Novack is a writer, writing teacher, and a researcher of education and writing. She is a third-year doctoral student at Syracuse University’s Literacy Education program, where she focuses on the sociocultural politics of writing pedagogy and support. Her collection of poetry We Might As Well Be Underwater was published by Unsolicited Press in 2017. Her written work has appeared in more than twenty journals, and her plays produced in Chicago, Boston, and New York.
Angela Veronica Wong is a Ph.D. candidate in English. Her dissertation focuses on the transnational politics of women’s cultural labor in the Caribbean, U.S., and U.K. from 1910-1970. She is the author of the full-length collection of poetry, elsa, and her chapbook Dear Johnny, In Your Last Letter won the Poetry Society of America New York Fellowship. Her fiction has been published in journals like Denver Quarterly, and her performance work has been featured in independent galleries in Buffalo, Toronto, and New York City. As a Public Humanities Fellow, she will look at representations of cross-racial solidarity in Buffalo’s black […]
Matt Stewart is a Ph.D. candidate in the history department at Syracuse University. His dissertation uses the career of the writer Wallace Stegner to examine the intellectual history of the American West in the latter half of the twentieth century. In the summer of 2017 he will be a scholar-facilitator for the Idaho Humanities Council’s Summer Teacher Institute, “Wallace Stegner and the Consciousness of Place.” His Humanities NY Fellowship project gathers leaders from various neighborhoods in Syracuse to lead discussions about the human and environmental history of beloved places in Syracuse.
Danielle B. Schwartz is a Ph.D. student in the English department at Binghamton University specializing in the intersections of transnational film studies, gender, race, and neoliberalism. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English, both from Michigan State University. Her research interests include hard-to-place cinema that transcends the boundaries of the local and the global, intersectionality and Black feminism, and decolonial methodologies. She also has a background in American, female-centric teen films spanning from the 1980s to the early 2000s. For her fellowship project, Danielle plans to create a public space for SUNY Binghamton cinema students, local residents, and […]
Elaine Chang Sandoval is a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology and a Magnet Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is recently returned from Fulbright-sponsored fieldwork in Venezuela, where she conducted her dissertation research on the development and pedagogies of Alma Llanera, a program founded to include traditional llanera music within the national Venezuelan system of music education, “El Sistema.” Sandoval received her Masters from Oxford University and her BA from Soka University of America, and was a Sistema Fellow at New England Conservatory. Her project seeks to share her fieldwork findings with El Sistema-inspired music education programs, specifically to cultivate […]
Originally from Colombia, Denisse Andrade is an educator, curator and activist currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Geography at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York. Denisse looks at the poetics and politics of land in the Black Radical Movement of the 1960s and 1970s in the United States. Denisse’s project consists of using archival material on Black and Brown radical movements to create a People’s Library where people can engage with historical material and ultimately produce a collective publication.
Marquis Bey is a Ph.D. candidate in Cornell University’s English department. His dissertation, The Blacknesses of Blackness: Feminist Fugitivity and Radical Transness, explores the radical potentiality of Blackness as a conceptual force of fugitivity rooted in feminist and trans theorizing. Marquis is also a published essayist, and has written for general audiences on the subjects of Blackness, feminism, and transgender subjectivity. As a Public Humanities Fellow, Marquis will develop “theorizing on the block,” leading discussions that show how academic thinkers’ theory is present within pop culture and media, and how theory is deeply relevant to our everyday lives