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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 virtually via two Zoom webinars on May 6, 2020 and June 3, 2020. The following presentations were delivered by the first cohort of students awarded this unique and prestigious grant.

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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: Visual Representations of Sexualized Muslim Bodies

Academic Mentor: Prof. Robyn Marasco, Political Science

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Danielle McGrath: Rhetoric of Science in Science Skepticism

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

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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