Introducing the 2020-2021 PAGE cohort

Imagining America welcomes a new cohort of ten Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) fellows.

Davis, California – During a year defined by reimagining, slowing down, and embracing the necessity of change, Imagining America welcomes a new cohort of ten Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) fellows who align with our goals to work towards collaborative change making and community care. Our incoming fellows will be introducing themselves through Blog Salon stories to be posted in mid-September 2020. These fellows were selected for their creative and intentional commitment to public engagement, and their unique approaches to engaged scholarship. Their interests and work has uniquely responded to our current COVID world by creating anarchist book spaces, online workshops and art shares, storytelling and mutual aid, to name a few tactics.

Through PAGE, our fellows receive a year’s worth of mentorship, professionalization training, and community support as well as financial support to facilitate participation in monthly webinars and our annual PAGE Summit, a 2-day gathering (virtual this year) in October. This gathering allows us to set intentions and frameworks for accountability and support throughout the year, as well as providing space for play and community building. Following their participation in the summit, the fellows will introduce themselves to the greater IA community through virtual Lightning Talks, also in October (date TBD).

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.

2020–2021 PAGE Co-Directors

Dr. Keitlyn Alcantara. Ph.D. in Anthropology, focus in bioarchaeology, Indiana University-Bloomington.

• Dillon S. Ph.D. student in American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California.

• Paulina Camacho Valencia. Ph.D. student in Art Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

• Ionah Scully. Ph.D. student in Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University.

Home Institutions for Fellows and Co-Directors, 2020–2021

Learn more about our co-directors here. Take a look at last year’s fellows here.