I come to the short-term fellowship as a scholar of performance with a vested interest in how we collectively shift the emphasis of the Land-Grant/Land-Grab university from economic progress to the struggle for equity and inclusion. In “Changing the Story About Higher Education's Public Purposes and Work,” Scott Peters states that, “we need to pay attention, in each of our particular locations, to the ways we and others tell the story of our public purposes and work. By story, I do not mean just history.
We are delighted to announce the 2021 Humanities Without Walls Grand Research Challenge seed grant awardees!
I am excited to be joining the IAS as a Media Specialist for the Minnesota Transform initiative. As a public historian I am passionate about practices of relationship building and collective history writing as a means of transformative justice.
Sophie B. Hunt works at IAS as Internship Coordinator for Minnesota Transform. Previously, she was Public Programs Manager for Hennepin History Museum, where she collaborated with community partners, museum staff, and interns from University of Minnesota to develop and implement public history projects. Sophie received a PhD in History from University of Michigan, specializing in U.S., Mexican, and Indigenous histories.
Andrea Manolov (she/her) explores radical modes of writing histories and visioning futures. Committed to public history work grounded in transformative justice and community building, Andrea brings together her energy as a supporter, organizer, and innovator with skills in research, exhibition ideation, and arts programming. Her public history work includes co-directing History for the Future, a public exhibition and program series exploring the histories and politics of mutual aid practices.
Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place, and Community
From the introduction to Issue Eighteen: Spring 2021
By Laurie Moberg, Managing Editor of Open Rivers
Creative Writing, English Department, CLA
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
IAS Short-Term Fellow; Water, Equity, and Justice