2018 Scholars

The ten members of the 2018 cohort represent eight departments and programs, and their interests address issues and problems in education, community archiving, access to the arts, and what we mean by the “impact” of the humanities.



Carrie Alexander (History), California Humanities Infographic




Carl Stahmer (Director of Digital Scholarship), Open source, content based search and retrieval (image recognition) platform for digital archives of historical printed materials


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Dmitri Brown (History), Engaging Pueblo Histories: Community-Based Archival Development at the Poeh Cultural Center




Louis Warren (History), Histoy of American West, founding co-editor of BOOM: A Journal of California


Nina Cole


Nina Cole (Cultural Studies), Center for Sacramento History – Sacramento Ethnic Community Survey Update


	Robyn Rodriguez


Robyn Rodriguez (Asian American Studies), Whelga Progect digital archive and k-12 curriculum highlighting Filipino American activism


Esther DeLozier


Esther DeLozier (Music), Access and Inclusivity Study of State Arts Funding




Hemant Bhargava (Graduate School of Management), Technology management and data-driven analytical decision making in organizations


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Sarah Haughn (Performance Studies), But There are Stars that Burn: Collective Study toward The Walter Rodney School in Mayenze


Danielle Heard Mollel


Danielle Heard Mollel (English), Black cultural theory and studies of political and cultural identity: recently Mavericks of Masquerade: Comic Strategies of Post-Blackness


Sawyer Kemp


Sawyer Kemp (English),  “‘Hidden: A Gender’ – A Trans/Inclusive Theatre Project”


grace wang


Grace Wang (American Studies),  Asian American studies, transnational American studies, immigration, race, and music.


 Hannah Poore


Hannah Poore, (Sociology), CA Food Policy Advocates: Faces of American Hunger


Charlotte Biltekoff


Charlotte Biltekoff (American Studies and Food Science and Technology), Cultural politics of food and health, critical food and nutrition studies, empathetic innovation


Zachary Psick


Zachary Psick (Sociology), We Are All Student


Richard Kim


Richard Kim (Asian American Studies), 20th century U.S. history, transnationalism and diaspora, race and ethnicity: currently working on ex-Death Row inmate Chol Soo Lee’s memoir, Freedom Without Justice


 Anuj Vaidya


Anuj Vaidya (Performance Studies), CDE Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Reform


Margaret Laurena Kemp


Margaret Laurena Kemp (Theater and Dance), Research and performance interests include authorship, the politics and space and sound in conversation with the sticky trickyness of the out of doors.


Danae Valenzuela


Danae Valenzuela (Spanish and Portuguese), South-to-south collective. Haitian migration narratives in Latin America


Bettina Ng’weno


Bettina Ng’weno (African American and African Studies), Citizenship and space in Indian Ocean Worlds, collaborating with Friends of City Park, Nairobi, environmental and cultural community based organization