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National Humanities Center Welcomes Graduate Student Summer Residents

July 9, 2019

This summer the National Humanities Center is delighted to welcome fifty-nine PhD student participants for its graduate student summer residency program, “Objects and Places in an Inquiry-Based Classroom: Teaching, Learning, and Research in the Humanities,” July 15–26.

Representing twenty-eight universities in eighteen states, these participants will work with leading scholars and educators from across the US as they learn how to add value to their research by focusing on teaching and learning. Participants will be introduced to a variety of instructional approaches and resources for the undergraduate classroom, including using interactive geospatial technologies to create inquiry-based maps. As importantly, participants will work in interdisciplinary groups to create teaching materials in support of humanities education.

“We are extremely pleased with the range of young scholars interested in this program,” said Andy Mink, vice president for education programs at the NHC. “This summer’s participants come from a wide array of humanistic disciplines—American studies, anthropology, art history, comparative literature, East Asian studies, English, French, geography, history, linguistics, public policy, religion, Spanish, sociology, women’s and feminist studies—but they are unified in their appreciation of the value of effective and interactive teaching at the collegiate level.”

Since 2015, the NHC’s Graduate Student Summer Residency program has offered support for career diversification and preparation to PhD students. Focusing on the process of translating research into practice, each year’s cohort of students works collectively in sessions led by prominent scholars and master educators to address a relevant theme and create group and individual instructional materials. Students are given guidance on how to create meaningful learning experiences for any level audience, and most importantly, the residency requires direct and collegial work among students from different universities and disciplines, creating a much richer network of humanities professionals.

The National Humanities Center Graduate Student Summer Residents for 2019 are:

  • Keitlyn Alcantara, Vanderbilt University
  • Kera J. Allen, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Abby Ang, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Azizou Atte-oudeyi, Rice University
  • Nayibe Azzad, Arizona State University
  • Patricia Bass, Duke University
  • Aiden M. Bettine, University of Iowa
  • Amelia Brackett, The University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Enrico Bruno, University of Iowa
  • Jessica Calvanico, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Katelyn Campbell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Natalie Catasus, Emory University
  • Brooke Covington, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Ryan Dekker, Arizona State University
  • Erin Dickey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Marilyn McHugh Drath, North Carolina State University
  • Kayla Forrest, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Hadley Galbraith, University of Iowa
  • Kiran Garcha, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Swati Gilotra, University of Georgia
  • Sasha Goldman, Boston University
  • Camille Goldmon, Emory University
  • Connor Harney, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Jessica Herling, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Jeffery Hobson, Louisiana State University
  • Xiaolong (Dorothee) Hou, University of California, Davis
  • J. Lucien D. Houle, University of Florida
  • Jelena Jankovic-Rankovic, University of Notre Dame
  • Alexa Jeffress, University of Virginia
  • Valerie Rose Kelco, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Kylie Korsnack, Vanderbilt University
  • Lene Le Roux, University of Oklahoma
  • Jingyi Li, University of Arizona
  • Justina Licata, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Shari C. Madkins, Emory University
  • Elizabeth Maffetone, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Maggie McDowell, Duke University
  • Angus McLeod, University of Pennsylvania
  • Joshua Mika, University of Oklahoma
  • Daniel Milowski, Arizona State University
  • Evan Mistur, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Heather Nice, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Celina Osuna, Arizona State University
  • Alexandra Oxner, Vanderbilt University
  • Sarah Rabke, University of Virginia
  • Jonathan Radocay, University of California, Davis
  • Jessica Ray, University of Arizona
  • Emma Rothberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Kathryn Schinabeck, North Carolina State University
  • Carly Schnitzler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Sarah Scriven, University of Maryland
  • Joshua Strayhorn, Duke University
  • Anna Leigh Todd, University of Pennsylvania
  • Chase Hayden Tomlin, Louisiana State University
  • Christina M. Villarreal, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Sondra Bickham Washington, The University of Alabama
  • Grace Hunt Watkinson, Arizona State University
  • Mary Wise, University of Iowa
  • Melissa Young, University of Alabama

About the National Humanities Center

The National Humanities Center is the world’s only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities. Governed by a distinguished Board of Trustees from academic, professional, and public life, the Center began operation in 1978 and offers programs to encourage excellence in scholarship, improve teaching, and increase public appreciation for, and engagement with, the humanities.


Don Solomon
Director of Communications