08 Jun 2020-21 in the IHC Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program
June 8, 2021
What’s News in the Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program
Welcome New Fellows
Eight new Fellows joined the program this year: Guillem Belmar Viernes (Linguistics), Tannishtha Bhattacharjee (History), Alex Eleazar (Sociology), Jovana Gómez (Spanish and Portuguese), Grace Kimball (Theater and Dance), Yan Liu (East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies), Heath Pennington (Theater and Dance), and George Ygarza (Global Studies). MEET THE FELLOWS
Ten fellows completed the program this year: Amanda Brush (Political Science), Alesha Claveria (Theater and Dance), Olga Faccani (Classics), Kirsten Jaqua (Classics), Dana Hughes (History), Emma John (History), Christopher MacMahon (History), David McIntosh (History), Jungah Son (Media Arts and Technology), and Mika Thornburg (History). Visit their Fellows Pages to learn more about their work.
Watch the Capstones
Fellows completing the program discuss their training, work, and identities as public humanists.
10 Fellows Complete Internships and Community Projects
Fellows gained valuable experience in public communications, museum educational programming, academic administration, website design, project management, and more.
Unita Ahdifard, Curatorial Intern at the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
Alanna Bartolini, Public Humanities Intern with the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, UCSB
Alesha Claveria, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Dana Hughes, Archival Intern at Direct Relief
Kirsten Jaqua, Public Humanities Intern with the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, UCSB
Jasmine Kelekay, Fellow-Designed Community Project with the Pan-African Movement for Justice
Christopher MacMahon, Fellow-Designed Community Project with the Nevada State Railroad Museum
David McIntosh, Public Humanities Intern with the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, UCSB
Jungah Son, Food Literacy Intern at the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County
Anagha Uppal, Fellow-Designed Community Project with the American Red Cross
Maya Zaynetdinova, Communications Intern at Direct Relief
Fellows Learn to Podcast
Jordan Tudisco and Maya Zaynetdinova participated in a week-long Podcasting Institute through the National Humanities Center, during which they learned the fundamentals of podcasting and created a short podcast with a group of graduate students from across the country.
Would you like to prepare for a career as a socially engaged humanist within or beyond the academy? Meet with IHC staff to learn more about what participating in the program might look like for you.
Fellows will complete courses in History and Theory of Public Humanities (Fall 2021) and Skills for the Public Sphere (Winter 2022) and apply for Summer 2022 internships (March 2022 application deadline). If you’ve been considering applying to join the program, now is the time!