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hanna leatherman photo_0.jpgHanna Leatherman

2nd Year Public Humanities Student / Student Ambassador

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As a museum professional and community builder, I’ve seen firsthand the ways our public life is anchored by institutions like libraries, museums, and universities. These entities have the power and responsibility to guide their citizens into the future— I’m passionate about finding ways to leverage the influence of cultural institutions to advance social justice within American communities.

I earned my BA in Art History from Transylvania University in 2015, and I’ve worked in community outreach and art education at organizations in my home state of Kentucky, the intermountain west, and rural New England. Most recently, I served as the Coordinator of Family and Community Programs at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. My academic and professional interests center on critical museum theory, soft power, and social innovation—especially the promise these areas hold for understanding and redefining the role of institutions in the decolonization era. 

Due to COVID-19 safety and travel restrictions, we cannot host any in-person visits at this time. Prospective students are welcome to visit the program virtually.  Email Hanna to arrange a virtual visit.