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Mellon Public Humanities Scholars Program Inaugural Symposium Spring 2020

Mellon Public Humanities Scholars Program Inaugural Symposium Spring 2020

The Mellon Public Humanities Scholars Program hosted its inaugural symposia via Zoom webinars on May 6, 2020 and June 3, 2020. The following presentations were delivered by the first cohort of students to be awarded this unique and prestigious grant for AY 2019 – 2020.

Three MPHSP student scholars were selected to receive the inaugural MPHSP Prize for outstanding scholarship.

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Arnold Arnez: Indigenous Latinos?

American Indian Immigration and the Census

Academic Mentor: Prof. Linda Alcoff, Philosophy

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Santana Alvarado: DOWNBEAT COLLECTIVE: A Music Mentoring Program for Children and Community

Academic Mentor: Prof. Desha Osborne, Africana/Puerto Rican/Latino Studies

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Robert Cleary: Queer Space

Academic Mentor: Prof. Matthew Lasner, Urban Policy/Planning

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Kiara Cintron: Welfare Queen

Academic Mentor: Prof. Linda Alcoff, Philosophy

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Hagar Dan: Female Representation in the Me Too Era

Academic Mentor: Prof. Rebecca Connor, English

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Folashade Fakoya

Reframing Black Activism: A Genealogy for the Sick and Tired

Academic Mentor: Prof. Jacqeline N. Brown, Cultural Anthropology

 

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Shakila Khan

Academic Mentor: Prof. Robyn Marasco, Political Science

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Danielle McGrath: Rhetoric of Science in Science Skepticism

This MPHSP project is a survey to test the efficacy of rebutting science skepticism with values inherent to science, ongoing and in progress. The results of the survey will be statistically analyzed and the findings will be made available as a project document upon completion.

Academic Mentor: Dr. Justin Garson, Philosophy

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Yash Mahtani: Theatre Criticism as Public Process

Academic Mentor: Prof. Jonathan Kalb, Theatre

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Mounira Makar: Egyptian Modernism + Originally Authored Wikipedia Entries

Academic Mentor: Prof. Michael Lobel

Art et Liberté

Georges Henein

Amy Nimr

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Juliana Poroye: A Theory of the American Public School Classroom as a Site for

Black Intellectual Emancipation + Public Policy Proposal

Academic Mentor: Prof. Robyn Marasco, Political Science

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Julissa Valerio: Latin(x)periences: An Analysis of The Latina Experience In Higher Education

MPHSP Symposium Presentation

Latin(x)periences_ An Analysis of The Latina Experience

 Unida Assessment Tool

Academic Mentor: Prof. Arlene Torres, Africana/Puerto Rican/Latino Studies

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Tiffany Zorilla: Democratizing Community Engagement Implications of

NYCHA’s NEXTGEN 2.0 and Place-Making

Academic Mentor: Prof. Mike Benediktsson, Sociology

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