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Research in Retrospect: Hmong Memory at the Crossroads

The travail de mémoire or “memory work” surrounding the Hmong people and their history during and after the French colonial conflicts in Southeast Asia still remains to be done, according to Chantal Brunel, former member of the French National Assembly. But how best to uncover and share these untold stories?

HWW Announces 2023-2024 Alumni Board Members

The HWW team is pleased to announce our newest alumni board members. As current board members, these individuals will spend the next year consulting with the HWW PI and staff on future workshop designs and other programming. Congratulations to all! 

HWW Welcomes Career Exploration Fellow

The Humanities Without Walls consortium (HWW), in partnership with the Graduate College at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is excited to share that Heather Ennis (English) has joined the consortium as a Career Exploration Fellowship Program fellow. 

HWW Alumni Board Spotlight: Maureen Owens

Meet Maureen Owens, account manager at Carnegie. As a current member of HWW's alumni board, Maureen consults with the HWW PI and staff on future workshop designs and other programming. Maureen also attended HWW's Career Diversity Summer Workshop in 2018.

HWW Alumni Board Spotlight: Jamil Jorge

Meet Jamil Jorge, Education Director at FirstWorks in Providence, Rhode Island. As a current member of HWW's alumni board, Jamil consults with the HWW PI and staff on future workshop designs and other programming. Jamil also attended HWW's Career Diversity Summer Workshop in 2018.

HWW Alumni Board Spotlight: Caroline Marris

Meet Caroline Marris, non-tenure track faculty member at Columbia University in the Department of History. As a current member of HWW's alumni board, Caroline consults with the HWW PI and staff on future workshop designs and other programming. Caroline also attended HWW's Career Diversity Summer Workshop in 2017.

Summer Bridge Spotlight: Victoria Fields

Meet Victoria Fields, one of four participants selected for the 2022 Summer Bridge program. She is a PhD student in Communication. This summer, Victoria worked with community partner Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD). Within CUPHD, the Equity Council addresses various forms of systemic oppression and racism in carrying out public health initiatives in the Champaign-Urbana community.

Summer Bridge Spotlight: Suzanne Valentine

Meet Suzanne Valentine, one of four participants selected for the 2022 Summer Bridge program. She is a PhD student in English. This summer, Suzanne worked with community partner Champaign County Mental Health Board. CCMHB coordinates and evaluates the comprehensive local system of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services for Champaign County.

Summer Bridge Spotlight: Breanna Escamilla

Meet Breanna Escamilla, one of four participants selected for the 2022 Summer Bridge program. She is a PhD student in Anthropology. This summer, Breanna worked with community partner  Driven to Reach Excellence & Academic Achievement for Males (DREAAM). DREAAM builds trauma-informed programming for boys and young men in the C-U community aimed at sustaining a culture of achievement, engagement and behavioral health.

Summer Bridge Spotlight: Rayven Morrow

Meet Rayven Morrow, one of four participants selected for the 2022 Summer Bridge program. She is a PhD student in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership, with a concentration in Gender and Women's Studies. This summer, Rayven worked with community partner CU Freedom School at Garden Hills Academy. CU Freedom School is a summertime and after-school literacy and cultural enrichment program for K–5 students. 

Summer Humanities Program Builds Bridge Between Communities

The Humanities Without Walls Consortium (HWW) has announced four participants selected for the 2022 Summer Bridge program. Now in its second year, Summer Bridge invites humanities PhD students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to spend eight weeks working collaboratively with organizations in the Champaign-Urbana area, using their humanities knowledge while building new skills to make an impact in the community.

HWW Alumni Board Spotlight: John Moore

Meet John Moore, Communications Specialist in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. John attended HWW's Career Diversity Summer Workshop in 2016.

 

HWW Alumni Board Spotlight: Andrew Boge

Meet Andrew Boge, doctoral student and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Iowa in the Department of Communication Studies. Andrew attended HWW's Career Diversity Summer Workshop in 2021.

HWW Alumni Board Spotlight: Kei Hotoda

Meet Kei Hotoda, Program Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Philosophy Department. Kei attended HWW's Career Diversity Summer Workshop in 2015.

2022 Career Diversity Workshop Fellows Announced

Twenty-five doctoral students from twenty-one institutions were selected to attend the HWW Career Diversity Summer Workshop.

Listen to Podcast Season 1 Finale

New podcast episode: Dr. Assata Zerai, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at the University of New Mexico, and Dr. Doug Woods, Dean of the Graduate School at Marquette University, discuss career diversity, interdisciplinary scholarship, and how humanities doctoral training plays a role in the work of higher education administration.

Humanities Without Walls Announces Grand Research Challenge Awardees

The Humanities Without Walls Consortium (HWW) has announced five new projects funded by the third Grand Research Challenge, which provides grants for teams pursuing research with a commitment to methodologies of reciprocity and redistribution. Each of the five interdisciplinary research teams will receive an award of $150,000 over a two-year period, provided by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.