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Humanities Action Lab

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Arise for Social Justice

Just Schools

Out Now

Pa'lante Restorative Justice

Prison Birth Project

Real Cost of Prisons Project

Sophia Smith Collection

Statewide Harm Reduction Coalition

Steinem Initiative

UMass Alliance for Community Transformation

Voices from Inside

WORTH: Women on the Rise Telling HerStory

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice
 

States of Incarceration: Reforming Gender and the Carceral State: What are Women’s Prisons for?
 

Guantánamo Public Memory Project: Where is Guantánamo?

 

FACILITATORS

David Glassberg, Professor, History Department, UMass, Amherst

Jessica Johnson, Outreach Director, History Department, UMass, Amherst

Marla Miller, Professor of History and Director, Public History Program, UMass, Amherst

LOCAL FUNDERS

Public History Program, UMass, Amherst

Department of History Feinberg Family Distinguished Lecture Series, UMass, Amherst

Office of Research Development, UMass, Amherst

AUSTIN, TEXAS

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of Texas, Austin

Casa Marianella

Center for Spatial Practices (CUSP)

Grassroots Leadership

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: Spatial Stories of Migration and Detention: How Does Architecture Shape Punishment?


FACILITATORS

Bob Libal, Executive Director, Grassroots Leadership

Sarah Lopez, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, UTexas, Austin


LOCAL FUNDERS

The School of Architecture, UTexas, Austin

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA

LOCAL PARTNERS

Universidad de los Andes

Universidad del Rosario

ACOPESCA, ASAPEVEMA Asociación de Pescadores y Agricultores de Venero y María Antonia, Asociación de pescadores de Hobo

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

 

FACILITATORS

​Diana Bocarejo, Profesora Asociada, Escuela de Ciencias Humanas, Universidad del Rosario

Catalina Muñoz, Profesora Asociada, Departamento de Historia, Universidad de los Andes

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

LOCAL PARTNERS

Northeastern University

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: The Norfolk Prison Colony Debating Society: Are Prisons for Punishment or Rehabilitation?

 

FACILITATORS

Martin Blatt, Professor of the Practice in History, Northeastern University

Victoria Cain, Assistant Professor of History, Northeastern University

 

LOCAL FUNDERS

Public History Program, Northeastern University

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

LOCAL PARTNERS

Johnson C. Smith University

The Village, Elon Homes and Schools for Children

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: Reimagining the Foster System: Care or Criminalization?

 

FACILITATORS

Keri Peterson, Chair, Department of Humanities and Assistant Professor of History, Johnson C. Smith University

April Rainer, Director of Residential Services, The Village, Elon Homes and Schools for Children

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

LOCAL PARTNERS

DePaul University

Inside/Out Prison Exchange Prison, Stateville Penitentiary

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: Legacies and Voices: What Do You Want Your Legacy to be?

 

FACILITATORS

Amy Tyson, Associate Professor of History, DePaul University

 

LOCAL FUNDERS

History Department, DePaul University

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of Illinois-Chicago

Alianza Americas

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

 

FACILITATORS

Zorayda Avila, Campaign & Outreach Manager, Alianza Americas

Rosa Cabrera, Director, Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center and Adjunct Professor, Museum & Exhibition Studies, University of Illinois-Chicago

Amy Shannon, Senior Advisor, Alianza Americas

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

LOCAL PARTNERS

Duke University

Duke Campus Farm

Duke Human Rights Center

Pauli Murray Project and Center for Social Justice

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: Death and Life at Central Prison: Who is the Death Penalty for?

 

FACILITATORS

Robin Kirk, Executive Director, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University

Barbara Lau, Director, Pauli Murray Project, Duke University

Jessica Namakkal, Assistant Professor, International Comparative Studies, Duke University

Giulia Riccò, Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, Duke University, Duke University

LOCAL FUNDERS

Office of the Dean of the Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN

LOCAL PARTNERS

Michigan State University

Michigan History Center

Citizens for Prison Reform

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: Genius Blossoms Behind Prison Walls: Can Prisons Be Sites of Culture and Leisure?

 

FACILITATORS

Suzanne Fischer, Director, Michigan History Center

LaShawn Harris, Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University

FUNDING PARTNERS

Michigan History Center

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

LOCAL PARTNERS

Bennett College

North Carolina Environmental Justice Network

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

 

FACILITATORS

Valerie Ann Johnson, Mott Distinguished Professor of Women's Studies and Director, Africana Women's Studies, Bennett College

Onté Johnson, Clean Energy Campaign Coordinator, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Greensboro

Faith Action International House

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: Voices from the Chain Gang: What Can We Learn From Listening?

Guantánamo Public Memory Project: Behind the Cactus Curtain: How Do International Tensions Shape Everyday Lives?
 

FACILITATORS

Jennifer Feather, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English, UNCG

Christopher Graham, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, UNCG

Marcia Hale, Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, UNCG

Steve Kroll-Smith, Professor of Sociology, UNCG

Anne Parsons, Assistant Professor of History, UNCG

Meredith Powers, Assistant Professor of Social Work, UNCG

LOCAL FUNDERS

Gail Fripp Museum Studies Fund, UNCG

History Department, UNCG

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

LOCAL PARTNERS

Indiana University IUPUI

Indiana Medical History Museum

Indianapolis Public Library

Kheprw Institute

National Alliance on Mental Illness

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: Intersections of Mass Incarceration and Mental Illness: Why are Prisons the Nation’s Mental Hospitals?

Guantánamo Public Memory Project:

FACILITATORS

Laura Holzman, Associate Professor, Public Scholar of Curatorial Practices and Visual Art, IUPUI

Elizabeth Kryder-Reid, Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies; Director, Cultural Heritage Research Center, IUPUI

Modupe Labode, Associate Professor of History and Museum Studies, IUPUI

Aghilah Nadaraj, Equity Fellow, Kheprw Institute

Philip Scarpino, Professor of History, IUPUI

LOCAL FUNDERS

Circle City (IN) Chapter of Links, Inc.

Indiana Humanities

IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute

Museum Studies Program, IUPUI

MAYAGUEZ, PUERTO RICO

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

Fundación de Culebra

Sandra Farms

Fundación Surfrider Rincón

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

 

FACILITATORS

Ricia Chansky, Professor of English, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

LOCAL PARTNERS

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa

CIUDADania19s

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

 

FACILITATORS

María Moreno Carranco, Profesora de la División de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa

Rafael Calderon Contreras, Profesora de la División de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa

Laura Freyermuth, Ruta Civica

Mónica Tapia, Ruta Civica

MIAMI, FLORIDA

LOCAL PARTNERS

Florida International University

Catalyst Miami

We Count!

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

FACILITATORS

Jonathan Fried, Executive Director, We Count!

Aidil Oscariz, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Catalyst Miami

Gray Read, Professor, School of Architecture, FIU

Martha Schoolman, Associate Professor of English, FIU

MIAMI, FLORIDA

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of Miami

Friends of Miami-Dade Detainees

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: Crimmigration at Krome: Processing Center or Prison?

 

FACILITATORS

Robin Bachin, Assistant Provost for Civic and Community Engagement, University of Miami

Carolina Villalba, Lecturer, English Department and Africana Studies Program, University of Miami

 

LOCAL FUNDERS

Office of Civic and Community Engagement, University of Miami

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Design Box

Nurturing Diversity Partners

Peace Garden Project MKE

Southeast Asian Educational Development Inc.

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

 

FACILITATORS

Reggie Jackson, Nurturing Diversity Partners

Camille Mays, Peace Garden Project MKE

Arijit Sen, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

MISSOULA, MONTANA

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of Montana

Free Verse Writing Project

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: State Terror and the Incarcerated Child: How do incarcerated Children Fit into the Myth of the West?

 

FACILITATORS

Katie Kane, Associate Professor of English, University of Montana

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

LOCAL PARTNERS

Vanderbilt University

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: Prison Profiteering in a Nuclear Shadow: Why do Rural Communities Become Prison Towns?

 

FACILITATORS

Lisa Guenther, Associate Professor of Philosophy

LOCAL FUNDERS

A&S

Dan Sharfstein, Law

Dean Sloop

Elizabeth Meadows, Curb Center

Ellen Armour, Divinity 

Jonathan Metzl

Julian Wuerth, Philosophy

Medicine, Health, and Society

Mona Fredrick

Robert Penn Warren Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY

LOCAL PARTNERS

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Jersey Digital Highway

New Labor

Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: Seabrook Farms and “Free” Labor: How is the Racialized Prisoner the Ideal Worker

Guantánamo Public Memory Project: 

 

FACILITATORS

Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, Instructor of Public History

Andy Urban, Assistant Professor of American Studies and History

LOCAL FUNDERS

American Studies Department, Rutgers-New Brunswick

Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies Program, Rutgers-New Brunswick

History Department, Rutgers-New Brunswick

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

LOCAL PARTNERS

The New School

Fortune Society

Ironbound Community Corporation

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: Rikers Island, NY 11370: In Plain Sight: How do you see Rikers Island?

 

FACILITATORS

Ana Baptista, Chair of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Program & Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Julia Foulkes, Professor of History, New School for Public Engagement

Brian McGrath, Professor of Urban Design, Parsons

Radhika Subramaniam, Director of The Sheila Johnson Center and Assistant Professor of Art and Design History, Parsons

LOCAL FUNDERS

Executive Dean’s Office, Schools of Public Engagement, The New School

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, The New School

Zolberg Center on Migration and Mobility, The New School

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of New Orleans

Angola Prison Museum Foundation

Bar None

Bluespark Collaborative

​Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)

Hidden History

Louisiana Bucket Brigade

Louisiana Center for Children's Rights (LACCR)

New Orleans People's Assembly

Sheila Phipps Studio

The Beat Within

Travis Hill School

Voice of the Experienced (VOTE)

Windows from Prison

Youth Study Center 

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: Windows on Angola Prison: Sentenced to Slavery, Stuck in Jim Crow?


FACILITATORS

Molly Mitchell, Associate Professor of History, UNO

Ben Weber, Department of History, UNO

 

LOCAL FUNDERS

Midlo Center for New Orleans Studies, UNO

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY

LOCAL PARTNERS

Rutgers University-Newark

American Friends Service Committee’s Immigrant Rights Program

Ironbound Community Corporation

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: “Seeking Asylum, Resisting Detention”: How Can Detained Immigrants and Asylees Fight Back?

 

FACILITATORS

Maria Lopez-Nunez, Director of Environmental Justice and Community Development, Ironbound Community Corporation

Tim Raphael, Associate Professor of Arts, Culture, and Media and Director of the Center for Migration and the Global City, Rutgers-Newark

Mary Rizzo, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice; Associate Director of Public and Digital Humanities Initiatives, Rutgers-Newark

Heather Van Uxem Lewis, Instructor, Honor's College, Rutgers-Newark

Julie Winokur, Professor of Practice, Arts, Culture, and Media, Rutgers-Newark

 

LOCAL FUNDERS

Center for Migration and the Global City, Rutgers-Newark

NORTHRIDGE, CALIFORNIA

LOCAL PARTNERS

California State University, Northridge

University of California, Santa Barbara

Parent Pioneers-Padres Pioneros

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

 

FACILITATORS

Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Professor, Department of Asian American Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara

Stevie Ruiz, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies, California State University, Northridge

PARIS, FRANCE

LOCAL PARTNERS

Parsons Paris

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: Michel Foucault and the Groupe D’Information sur les Prisons: How can Information Inspire Action?

 

FACILITATORS

Emmanuel Guy, Director of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons Paris

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of Pennsylvania

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

 

FACILITATORS

Meg Arenberg, Managing Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, University of Pennsylvania

Bethany Wiggin, Associate Professor of German and Founding Director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities, University of Pennsylvania

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK

LOCAL PARTNERS

State University of New York at Plattsburgh

The Correctional Association of New York

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: Cuffs to Classroom, College in Prison: Can Higher Education Redefine Mass Incarceration?

 

FACILITATORS

Tyrrell Muhammad, Project Associate, The Correctional Association of New York

Breea C. Willingham, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, SUNY-Plattsburgh

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND

LOCAL PARTNERS

Brown University

Rhode Island Adult Correctional Institute

Tomaquag Museum

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: Locked Up—Understanding Prison in Pre-modern Context: How Do Prisons Reflect Societal Values?

Guantánamo Public Memory Project:

 

FACILITATORS

Monica Martinez, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Brown University

Ron Potvin, Assistant Director for Professional Programs and Curator, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University

Amy Remensnyder, Associate Professor of History, Brown University

Susan Smulyan, Professor of American Studies, Director of John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University

LOCAL FUNDERS

Office of the Dean of the College, Brown University

RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of California, Riverside

Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice

Warehouse Worker Resource Center

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: In Detention: How Have Youth been Criminalized?

Guantánamo Public Memory Project: The State of Detention: Is the US Sacrificing Civil Liberties to Secure Its Safety?

 

FACILITATORS

Megan Asaka, Assistant Professor of History, University of California, Riverside

Cathy Gudis, Associate Professor of History and Director, Public History Program, University of California, Riverside

Molly McGarry, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Riverside

LOCAL FUNDERS

Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty, UCR

Center for Ideas and Society, Humanities Interdisciplinary Program, UCR

Department of History, UCR

Department of Ethnic Studies, UCR

Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production (Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair), UCR

Office of the Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Science, UCR

Office of Undergraduate Education Academic Internships, UCR

Friends of Public History, UCR

School of Public Policy, UCR
Relevancy & History Project partnership between UCR’s Public History Program and California Citrus State Historic Park
Teresa and Byron Pollitt Endowed Term Chair for Interdisciplinary Research and Learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK

LOCAL PARTNERS

Skidmore College

Sustainable Saratoga

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: Closing a Prison, Deferring a Dream: What’s Lost when a Prison Closes?
 

FACILITATORS

Jordana Dym, Professor of History, Skidmore College

Eric Morser, Associate Professor of History, Skidmore College

AJ Schneller, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Skidmore College

LOCAL FUNDERS 

Department of History, Skidmore College

John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative, Skidmore College

Project Vis, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

LOCAL PARTNERS

Royal Institute of Technology

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

 

FACILITATORS

Marco Armiero, Director, Environmental Humanities Lab, and Senior Researcher, Institute for the Study of Mediterranean Societies, Italian National Research Council

STORRS, CONNECTICUT

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of Connecticut, Storrs

Hartford Public Library

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: Digging Deep into the Carceral Past: What Should Tourists Learn at a Historic Prison?

FACILITATORS

Micki McElya, Associate Professor of History, University of Connecticut

Tom Scheinfeldt, Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design; Director of Digital Humanities at the Digital Media Center, University of Connecticut

LOCAL FUNDERS

Africana Studies Institute

American Studies

Archives and Special Collections of the UConn Libraries

Asian and Asian American Studies Institute

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin 

Hartford Public Library

History Department

Human Rights Institute

Humanities Institute

Women’s, Gender & Sexualities Studies

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

TEMPE, ARIZONA

LOCAL PARTNERS

Arizona State University

Arizona Heritage Center

Phoenix Public Library

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: The Cost of Immigrant Detention: How do Profits Shape Punishment?

Guantánamo Public Memory Project: ​Constructing GTMO: How do Policies Build Places?

FACILITATORS

Paul Martin, Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning, Arizona State University

Kristine Navarro-McElhaney, Program Manager, Public History, Arizona State University

Rae Ostman, Co-Director, Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning, Arizona State University

Leah Sarat, Assistant Professor of Religions of the Southwest Borderlands​, Arizona State University

Mark Tebeau, Associate Professor & Director of Public History, Arizona State University

LOCAL FUNDERS

Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning, ASU

Public History Program, ASU

School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies​, ASU

TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA

LOCAL PARTNERS

University of Minnesota

Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED)

Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota

PROJECTS

Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice

States of Incarceration: Carceral Colonialism: Imprisonment in Indian Country: How has Settler Colonialism Shaped the Carceral State?

 

Guantanamo Public Memory Project: Closing Guantánamo: Who decides Guantánamo’s future?

 

FACILITATORS

Kevin Murphy, Professor, History Department, University of Minnesota

Jean O'Brien, Professor, History Department, University of Minnesota

LOCAL FUNDERS

College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA

LOCAL PARTNERS

Winston-Salem State University

Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: Incarcerating Resistance: Whose Violence is Legitimate?

 

FACILITATORS

Meghan McDowell, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Politics, and Social Justice, Winston-Salem State University

Tasneem Siddiqui, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Politics, and Social Justice, Winston-Salem State University

YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO

LOCAL PARTNERS

Antioch College

Women from the Lifers Group at Dayton Correctional Institution

Southeastern Ohio History Center

Mahn Center for Special Collections at Alden Library, Ohio University

PROJECTS

States of Incarceration: Life Sentences: Death Penalty on the Installment Plan: How Much Time is Enough Time?

 

FACILITATORS

Emily Steinmetz, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Antioch College

Jennifer Wenker, Chair of Arts, Creative Director at the Herndon Gallery, Antioch College

 

LOCAL FUNDERS

Lloyd Family Fund for Peace Studies and World Law, Antioch College

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