2022 Summer Institute

The 2022 Summer Institute in Public Humanities is scheduled for June 6 to June 10, 2022 at the Sheraton Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth.

We look forward to welcoming our cohort of public humanities scholars!

2022 Cohort

Kianny N. Antigua, Spanish Senior Lecturer, Dartmouth College, "Translation and Sublimation"
Erin Royston Battat, Lecturer, Writing Program, Wellesley College, "History of the Dawnland"
Sara Brenneis, Professor and Chair of Spanish, Amherst College, "Mapping Spain's World War II Memorials"
Kristin Bright, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Middlebury College, "The Healthy Sexuality Hub"
Jason O. Chang, Director of Asian and Asian American Studies and Associate Professor of History, University of Connecticut, "Make Us Visible CT: Home-Grown K12 Asian American Studies"
Enrique García, Professor of Luso-Hispanic Studies, Middlebury College, "Digital Museum for Puerto Rican Comic Book Artists"
Octavio GonzalezAssociate Professor of English, Wellesley College, "Conversations with my Fathers"
Katie Gough, Associate Professor & Resident Dramaturge, University of Vermont, "The Dying Arts"
Islam Karkour, Lecturer, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of New Hampshire, "Arabic Film Festival"
Kathya Landeros, Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities; Assistant Professor of Art, Wellesley College, "Representation of Latinx Youth Through Photographic Portraits"
Anna Marra, Lecturer, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of New Hampshire, University of New Hampshire, "Italian American Food, Stories, and Traditions"
Mary Beth Nevins, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Middlebury College, "Connected Communities and Classrooms"
Michael Ralph, Professor and Chair, Afro American Studies, Howard University, "The Treasury of Weary Souls"
Karen Sweeting, Assistant Professor, Public Administration, University of Rhode Island, "Inclusion and Belonging in Public Sector Workplaces"
Ada McKenzie Thomas, Assistant Professor of English, Wheaton College, "Literary Bridges"
Sarah Willen, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, "Pandemic Journaling Project"

Graduate Students
Afua Rachel Ansong, University of Rhode Island, "Poetic Translations, Adinkra Symbols"
Marie Collins, University of New Hampshire, "Hope is a Discipline"
Cassie Tanks, Northeastern University, "After the War: Oral Histories, Veterans Narratives, and Community Collaboration in Public Humanities"
Vanessa Torres, Northeastern University, "Building Undocu/Queer Imaginaries"
Cherie Rowe, University of Rhode Island, "Newport Shakespeare Festival"

R. Christian Beck, Dartmouth College, "Vids for Kids"
Amun Chaudhary, Middlebury College, "The Healthy Sexuality Hub"
Polly Chesnokova, Dartmouth College, "Healing and Cultural Presentation Through Film"
Grace Cho, Amherst College, "Asian American History in Activism"
Gabriel Gilbert, Dartmouth College, "Preserving Indigenous Worldview in Hawaiian Revitalization"
Ayo Eniola, Amherst College, "Visions of the Future"
Karen Lau, University of Connecticut, "Kimchi Jjigae for the Soul: Ethnic Studies and Social-Emotional Learning"
Camila Moreda, Dartmouth College, "Cuban and Vietnamese Disapora, Immigrant Communities"
Nora Pearce, Wellesley College, "Latine Immigrant Communities"
Irina Sandoval, Dartmouth College, "Industrial and Environmental (In)Justice in Southeast Los Angeles (SELA)" 

UNH Global Racial and Social Inequality Lab (GRSIL) Interns
Hannah Brigham, NH Toy Library Network
Cole Burnham, The Waysmeet Center
Harrison Hawkins, NH Humanities
Kaley Lambert, Reproductive Freedom Fund of NH
Brooklyn Pratt, Racial Equity Team
Lily Pudlo, Seacoast LGBTQ history project
Suzanne Scharff, RAIN
Caitlin Turner, Black Lives Matter Seacoast
Equeen Xaviera, Indonesian Community Center

2022 Presenters

Catherine Besteman, Francis F. Bartlett and Ruth K. Bartlett Professor of Anthropology and Abolitionist Educator, Colby College: "Summer Institute in Public Humanities: Alumni Stories" panel

Holly R. Cashman, Professor of Spanish at University of New Hampshire; core faculty in Women's and Gender Studies; co-coordinator of Queer Studies: "Summer Institute in Public Humanities: Alumni Stories" panel

Jorge E. Cuéllar, Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor in Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies, Dartmouth College: "Summer Institute in Public Humanities: Alumni Stories" panel

Mary Foltz, Associate Professor of English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Lehigh University; Scholar-in-Residence at the Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archives in Allentown, PA: "South Side Initiative"

Michael Haley Goldman, Executive Director, New Hampshire Humanities: "Public Humanities: The Big Picture" (panel)

Leo Hylton, second-year graduate student at George Mason University’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution: "Summer Institute in Public Humanities: Alumni Stories" panel

Araceli Hernández-Laroche, Founding Director, South Carolina Centro Latino, Associate Professor of Modern Languages, Department of Language, Literature and Composition, University of South Carolina Upstate: "Institutional Change"

Judi Moore Latta, Professor Emerita of Media, Journalism, and Film, Howard University: "Public Humanities: The Big Picture" (panel)

Karen Long, The Cleveland Foundation: "Rust Belt Through the Core" 

Lyra Monteiro, Assistant Professor in Department of History and the Graduate Program in American Studies, and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of African American & African Studies at Rutgers University‒Newark: "The Museum On Site"

Roopika Risam, Chair of Secondary and Higher Education and Associate Professor of Education and English Salem State University: "Valuing and Evaluating Public Humanities: A Framework for Promoting Community-Engaged Partnership" (Keynote)

Jodi Skipper, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi: "Behind the Big House"

Phoebe Stein, President, Federation of State Humanties Councils: "Public Humanities: The Big Picture" panel

Cassie Montemayor Thomas, undergraduate, Dartmouth, studying Latinx, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Government, and Spanish: "Summer Institute in Public Humanities: Alumni Stories" panel

Katie Trostel, Assistant Professor, Department Chair, English, Ursuline College: "Rust Belt Through the Core" 

David Trowbridge, William T. Kemper Associate Research Professor of Digital and Public Humanities at the University of Missouri-Kansas City: "CLIO and Virtual Museum Tours"

Fiona Vernal, Director of Engaged, Public, Oral, and Community Histories (EPOCH); Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, University of Connecticut: "Insitutional Change"