Advisory Board


Marisa Brown

Assistant Director of Programs (Contact)
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James Egan

Interim Director, Professor of English (Contact)
401 863 1177

Julieanne Fontana

Caretaker (Contact)

Sabina Griffin

Center Manager (Contact)
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Maj Kargbo

Director of Graduate Studies, Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Humanities (Contact)
401 863 1177

Robert Lee

Senior Fellow (Contact)

Kenna Libes

Caretaker (Contact)

James McGrath

Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Public Humanities (Contact)

Ronald Potvin
Assistant Director for Professional Programs, Curator, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Humanities (Contact)
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2017-2018 Fellows

Faculty and Community Fellows

Christina Bevilacqua

Independent Cultural Curator

Bert Crenca


Jim Egan

Professor (Contact)
Department of English

Holly Ewald

UPP Arts (Contact)

Elizabeth Francis

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

Christopher Geissler

Director (Contact)
John Hay Library and Special Collections

Elizabeth Hoover

Manning Assistant Professor (Contact)
Department of American Studies

Robert Lee

Professor (Contact)
Department of American Studies

Patrick M. Malone

Professor Emeritus (Contact)
Departments of American Studies and Urban Studies

Marta Martinez

Rhode Island Latino Arts

Monica Martinez

Assistant Professor (Contact)
Department of American Studies

Dietrich Neumann

Professor (Contact)
Departments of History of Art & Architecture, Urban Studies and Italian Studies

Amy Remensnyder

Professor (Contact)
Department of History

Shey Rivera


Sydney Skybetter

Lecturer in Theatre Arts and performance Studies

Esther Whitfield

Associate Professor (Contact)
Department of Comparative Literature

Graduate Fellows

Sarah Brown

PhD Student (Contact)
Department of American Studies

Elizabeth Wolfson

PhD Student (Contact)
Department of American Studies

2017-2018 Faculty 

Sarah Ganz Blythe
Adjunct Assistant Profesor in Public Humanities
AMST 2697: Museum Interpretation Practices (Spring 2018)

Marisa Brown

Assistant Director, Center for Public Humanities
Critical Approaches to Cultural Heritage and Preservation (Spring 2018)

Kevin Escudero

Assistant Professor in American Studies
AMST1700K: Race in the Americas: A Hemispheric Perspective (Fall 2017)

Gayle Gifford

Adjunct Professor in Public Humanities
AMST 2690: Management of Cultural Institutions (Spring 2018)

Beverly Haviland

Senior Lecturer in American Studies
AMST 1905X: Public Memory (Fall 2017)

James McGrath

Postdoctoral Fellow
AMST 2692 Digital Public Humanities (Fall 2017)

Susan McCullough

Adjunct Professor in Public Humanities
AMST 2698: Critical Perspective in Informal Learning (Fall 2017)

Ron Potvin

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Humanities
AMST 1904K: Power & WaterL Material Culture and its Environmental Impact (Fall 2017)

Micah Salkind

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Public Humanities
AMST 2694: Decolonizing Public Humanities: Intersectional Approaches to Curatorial Work & Community Organizing (Fall 2017)

Robyn Schroeder

Postdoctoral Fellow, Director of Graduate Studies
AMST2540 Methods in Public Humanities (Spring 2018)

Center Advisory Board

Tony Bogues
Asa Messer Professor of Humanities and Critical Theory; Professor of Africana Studies; and Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice
Brown University
Alma Carrillo Lopez
Buffalo Arts Studio
Kath Connolly
Independent Consultant
Beshara Doumani
Joukowski Family Distinguished Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History; Professor of History; and Director of Middle East Studies
Brown University
Julie Ellison
Professor of American Culture and English
University of Michigan
Elizabeth Francis
Executive Director
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
Matt Guterl
Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies; Chair of American Studies
Brown University
Dietrich Neumann
Professor of of History of Art and Architecture; Director of Urban Studies; Professor of Urban Studies; and Professor of Italian Studies
Brown University
Stephanie Norby
Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access 
Joseph Meisel
Deputy Provost
Brown University
Randy Rosenbaum
Rhode Island State Council for the Arts
Neil Safier
Director, John Carter Brown Library; and Associate Professor of History
Brown University
John Smith
RISD Museum
Loren Spears
Tomaquag Museum
Marc Vogl
Independent Consultant
Vogl Consulting
Nico Wheadon
Director of Public Programs
The Studio Museum in Harlem





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