This year’s New York Public Humanities Graduate Fellows discuss their experiences and challenges of developing public humanities research projects:
Black Women, Black Youth and the Struggle for Education as the Practice of Freedom
Camilla J. Bell (Ph.D. Candidate, Cultural Foundations of Education)
In partnership with the Community Folk Art Center, Bell has developed a 2-day retreat for former participants of the 2018 Summer Arts and Culture Camp. Requesting feedback from former participants, their families, and a select group of facilitators, Bell hopes to amplify the voices not often engaged when it comes to program development. Furthermore, she aims to highlight the importance of community based organizations anchored by principles of social and educational justice. In so doing, this project acknowledges the (in)visible actors who facilitate education as the practice of freedom for Black youth within and beyond the formal school setting.
Deconstructing Structure: Creating Writing and Arts Programs in a Community Learning Center and Beyond
Gemma Cooper-Novack (Ph.D. Student, Literacy Education)
How can you both enter a space with a vision and connect to students’ needs and wants?
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