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Public History Graduate Students

Current Public History Graduate Students

Megan Barney


Cohort: 2017

Research Interests: 20th Century American Foreign Policy; Social Injustice

Fieldwork: St. Lawrence Country Historical Association; Chemung County Historical Society

Lauren Bergnes Sell


Cohort: 2017

Research Interest: Digital Humanities; Intergraded technologies & material presentation; Digital preservation, Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality exhibit design

Fieldwork: The Field Museum; National Science Foundation

Brittany Costello


Cohort: 2016

Research Interest: Living history; House museums; Civil War history; Cultural history

Fieldwork: Old North Church

Sara Dean


Cohort: 2017

Research Interest: Cultural history; Modern European history; African American history


Caroline Klibanoff


Cohort: 2016

Research Interest: Class, work, and culture in the American South; Digital storytelling

Fieldwork: Northern Light Productions; National Park Service; Early Black Boston Digital Almanac, Cambridge Historical Society

Jessica Nelsen


Cohort: 2016

Research Interest: Gender and sexuality; Cold War history; History of propaganda

Fieldwork: MacArthur Memorial; JFK Library & Museum; National Park Service

Danay Vera


Cohort: 2017

Research Interest: German and Russian 19th-20th century history; Effects of governments on populations; Historical interpretation


Katie Woods


Cohort: 2017

Research Interest: 20th century American and European History; Construction of race, class, and gender; Public Memory

Fieldwork: San Diego Museum of Man; Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project; Luxembourg American Cultural Society

Megan Woods


Cohort: 2017

Research Interest: 20th Century American Politics and Culture; The World Wars; The British Monarchy and social classes

Fieldwork: Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, San Diego Museum of Man, Luxembourg American Cultural Society

Kara Zelasko


Cohort: 2016

Research Interest: Collections management; Exhibit design, Gender and sexuality

Fieldwork: Frances Willard Historical Association; Chicago History Museum; WGBH