2015-2016 PAGE Fellows & Blog Salon, Sept. 14-18

By Holly Zahn | September 11, 2015


Imagining America welcomes thirteen graduate students with a demonstrated commitment to publicly engaged scholarship and the cultural disciplines to the Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) fellows program. The 2015-16 PAGE cohort’s first action will be to produce a blog salon around critical issues of social change and engaged scholarship on the IA blog Monday, Sept. 14 to Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

Annually, PAGE fellows receive support from IA to attend the annual national conference where they constitute an important presence of graduate student voices. At the 2015 conference in Baltimore, Maryland, fellows will hold a pre-conference summit on Thursday, Sept. 30 and facilitate a session on Saturday, Oct. 3 that will allow all conference attendees to grapple with the issues facing graduate students and early-career scholars. Throughout their fellowship year, PAGE fellows continue to collaborate on art-making, teaching, writing, and research projects that align with IA’s national priorities.

2015-16 PAGE Fellows:

Kaia DeMatteo, Ph.D. student in Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston
Christopher Cody, Ph.D. student in modern world history, St. John’s University
Paul Tran, M.A. student in archives and public history, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University
Supriya Manandhar, M.A.E. student in art education, Virginia Commonwealth University
Malcolm Tariq, Ph.D. student of English language and literature, University of Michigan
Lily Hodges, Ph.D. student in United States history, University of California, Davis
Rezina Habtemariam, M.A. student in cultural studies, University of Washington, Bothell
Brittany Farr, Ph.D. student in communication, University of Southern California
Floridalma Boj Lopez, Ph.D. student in American studies and ethnicity, University of Southern California
Kush Patel, Ph.D. student in architecture, University of Michigan
Leann Heath, master’s student in theatre and community, Emerson College
Kira Pasqueri, Ph.D. student in higher education and student affairs, University of Iowa
Sarah Atwood, Ph.D. student in American studies, University of Minnesota

2015-16 PAGE Co-directors:

Elyse Gordon, Ph. D. student in geography, University of Washington, Seattle
Janeke Thumbran, Ph.D. student in African history, University of Minnesota
Johanna Taylor, Ph.D. student in public and urban policy, The New School
Jennifer Shook, Ph.D. student in English, University of Iowa
Naphtali Fields, M.F.A. student in directing and public dialogue, Virginia Tech
Alyssa Greenberg, Ph.D. student in art history, University of Illinois at Chicago
Stephanie Sparling Williams, Ph.D. student in American studies and ethnicity, University of Southern California

About IA’s National PAGE Program

Created in 2003, the PAGE program is distinctive in that its agenda is set, almost exclusively, by graduate students. Present strategies to advance the PAGE program include developing a theoretical framework for publicly engaged graduate education; creating opportunities for mentorship and collaboration, both with peers and with advanced scholars; and researching and promoting professionalization and career pathways for engaged students.