Daniel W. Rinn grew up behind the Redwood Curtain in northern California and has spent much of his life drawn to the outdoors as a result. In large part a product of this biographical detail, his current doctoral research at the University of Rochester examines the history of environmental ideas in the United States. He is very thankful for the opportunity to apply these interests in the development of a public humanities project titled, “Rochester and the Environment: Where do we go from here?” This project invites members of the Rochester community and various non-profits to participate in lectures, a […]
Elliot Ross is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His dissertation examines narratives of the Kenyan War of Independence and its afterlives, and considers questions of historical reparation, anti-colonialism and human rights. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, and many other publications. He worked for five years as senior editor of Africa is a Country. As a Public Humanities Fellow, Elliot will facilitate a series of discussions with Africanist scholars in NYC public schools and publish podcasts of these events.