The Center for Public Humanities selects innovative young scholars to serve as Post-doctoral Fellows for two years to teach, assist in the work of the Center, and pursue their own research projects.
2015-2016 Post-doctoral Fellows
Jim McGrath is our postdoctoral fellow in Public Digital Humanities. He recently received his doctoral degree in English from Northeastern University. At Northeastern, Jim was the Project Director of Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive (winner of the 2013 DH Award for "Best DH Project for Public Audiences"), the Coordinator for the Northeastern University Library Digital Scholarship Group, and the Bibliographic Developer for Digital Humanities Quarterly. He also runs a working group for New England graduate students and postdocs who are interested in digital humanities. Jim's research interests include public history, digital archives, digital humanities, new media, the history of reading, and Chipotle. He has presented at conferences on digital archives, crowdsourcing, project management, and digital history (among other topics). Jim is on Twitter @JimMc_Grath: more information about him and his work can be found at jimmcgrath.us.
|As a post-doctoral fellow at Brown, Robyn Schroeder will wear many hats. Her research project builds off of her dissertation work (“Constitutional Conventions: American Memory and the Federal Self”) in which she considered naïve, radical, and oppositional uses of the founding document; she’ll work on expanding her archive of constitutional outsiders by considering various people and groups who sought to abolish it altogether. Administratively, she’ll serve as the primary advisor and Director of Graduate Studies for students in the Master’s program in the Public Humanities, helping them to plan strategic curricula, improve as writers and communicators, and to design and complete outstanding special projects. Finally, in her teaching on history and cultural organization’s social justice interventions, she’ll lead students in understanding theoretical approaches to the museology of social critique, constructively considering case studies, and implementing a final project through which students will practice building and elaborating a credible, well-researched public project designed to resonate and build change. These projects build on her professional background in museum education, her own Master’s work in Public Humanities, and her rock-bottom passion for engaging in public history and culture.|