Bradley Hutchison is a Ph.D. candidate in History at SUNY Binghamton, where he currently serves as a Graduate Assistant Editor for the Journal of Women’s History. He is also in the process of completing his dissertation, which connects the Greater Syrian diaspora with processes of nation-building and American imperialism in the post-Ottoman Levant. Bradley’s public humanities project will consist of a series of discussions between humanities scholars, members of diaspora and refugee communities, local activists and politicians, and the wider polity living in Binghamton, New York on the legacy of migration between the United States and the Middle East and […]
Caitlin Kane is a doctoral student in the Department of Performing and Media Arts (PMA) at Cornell University where her research focuses on the ethics of community-based and documentary theater. Other research interests include queer and feminist performance, theater for young audiences, performance ethnography, and queer and embodied archives. In addition to her research, Caitlin is a freelance dramaturge, director, and teaching artist and is currently Civic Ensemble’s Artistic Producer. Her public humanities project involves expanding the reach and the longevity of The Loneliness Project, a documentary play and oral history project that examines intergenerational LGBTQIA+ experiences of isolation.
Allyse Knox-Russell is a Ph.D. student in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University. Her broad areas of interest are feminist science studies and transnational Indigenous studies, and her dissertation will be a literary and ethnographic study of coalition building in contemporary Indigenous-centric environmental health justice movements. Allyse holds a BA in Theatre Arts from Mount Holyoke College, an MAT in Special Education from Hamline University, and an advanced graduate certificate in Art and Philosophy, also from Stony Brook. Her project, an outgrowth of pilot studies with Long Island environmental education programs, will be the development and implementation […]
Christine Mladic Janney is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at New York University. Her research interests include everyday practices of photography and the anthropology of media, ideas of race and ethnicity in Peru, Quechua language use and language ideologies, and migration. She has been involved with outreach initiatives related to Quechua languages such as the Rimasun Quechua language podcast series, the Quechua Collective of New York, and the Runasimi Outreach Committee; she also directed the film Living Quechua. As a Public Humanities Fellow, Christine will produce new informational Quechua language audio content focusing on health issues and legal rights, create a […]
Wendi Muse is a doctoral candidate in History at New York University. Her dissertation Exiles & Allies: Portuguese Africa and the Brazilian Left (1951-1992) examines the impact of political and intellectual exchange between Lusophone African and Brazilian activists during concurrent respective struggles against authoritarian rule. Wendi holds a Master’s in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NYU) and has served as a Program Assistant and translator for the NYU Steinhardt course Race and Higher Education in Brazil. As a Public Humanities Fellow, Wendi will work with local organizers and scholars to make the history of leftist movements led by and comprised […]
Leah Pires is a writer, curator, and educator currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Art History at Columbia University. Her research centers on questions of power, institutions, and critique as they have been engaged by artists since the 1960s, and her dissertation focuses on New York artist Louise Lawler and her collaborators. As a Public Humanities Fellow, Leah will continue her work with Columbia’s Justice-in-Education Initiative by developing a workshop that shares exhibitions from New York museums with young women at the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island. She will partner with educators from the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Brooklyn […]
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.