Imagining America welcomes a new cohort of ten Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE)fellows, who will be introducing themselves through Blog Salon stories to be posted Sept. 15th-20th, 2019. These fellows were selected for their sustained commitment to public engagement, and their unique approaches to engaged scholarship.
Our fellows receive a year’s worth of mentorship, professionalization training, and community support as well as funding to travel to the 2019 annual National Gathering, to take place October 18th-20th, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following their participation in the Blog Salon, the fellows will engage in a one-day pre-conference summit on October 17th, where they will prepare their lightning talks, to be delivered at the Gathering on Friday the 18th.
The summit and gathering serve to both introduce and embolden fellows to build on projects throughout the remainder of the academic year, drawing from art, music, dance, research, writing and/or teaching, to center IA’s mission of justice in higher education and community engagement.
2019–2020 PAGE Fellows:
Laken Brooks. PhD student in English, University of Florida.
Paulina Camacho Valencia. PhD student in Art Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jaylen Clay. MFA student in Dance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana. PhD Candidate in Spanish, emphasis on Human Rights, University of California-Davis.
V. Gina Díaz. PhD Candidate in American Studies, University of New Mexico.
Marcella Ernest. Phd Candidate in American Studies, University of New Mexico.
Sydney Johnson. PhD student in American Studies, Rutgers University-Newark.
June Kuoch. MA student in Asian American Studies, University of California-Los Angeles.
Eliza Oldach. PhD student in Ecology, emphasis on Environmental Policy and Human Ecology, University of California-Davis.
Ionah Scully. PhD student in Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University.
2019–2020 PAGE Co-Directors
Keitlyn Alcantara. PhD Candidate in Anthropology, focus in bioarchaeology, Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Gale Greenlee. English and Comparative Literature, Berea College.
Frances Lee. MA in Cultural Studies, Freelance Writer, Seattle, WA.
D. Romo. PhD student in Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University.
Dillon Sung. PhD student in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California.
Take a look at last year’s fellows here.