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Principal Investigator

Michael LynchMichael Lynch

Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Humanities Institute

General Research Interests: Truth, democracy, public discourse and the ethics of technology 

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Co-Principal Investigator

Brendan Kane

Brendan Kane

Associate Professor of History and Assistant Director for Public Humanities 

Research Interests: Early modern British and Irish history 

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Public Outreach Director

Anke Finger

Anke Finger

Professor of German Studies, Media Studies and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies.  Assistant Director of Digital Humanities and Media Studies

Research Interests: Modernism, media studies, digital humanities, literature and other arts/interart communication, contemporary aesthetics, and interculturality. 

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Financial Assistant

Nasya Al-Saidy

Nasya Al-Saidy

Fiscal Officer to the Templeton grant.

Economics PhD Student, UConn Storrs

Current Project: My most recent thesis explored the cost-effectiveness of implementing phytoremediation in low-income urban areas, focusing on marginalized communities in the Boston area.

General Research Interests: Environmental economics, sustainable development, economic disparities.

Project Manager

Jo-Ann Waide

Jo-Ann Waide 

Program Assistant of the Humanities Institute

Communications Co-ordinator

Megan Morariu

Communications Coordinator for the UConn Humanities Institute 

 

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Sandra Sirota

EdD, International and Comparative Education program, Columbia University Teachers College, 2017

Current Project: Human Rights Education and Intellectual Humility Among High School Students

General Research Interests: Human Rights, Education, Social Movements, and Intersectional Activism in the United States, Southeast Asia, and South Africa

 

 

Project Research Assistant

Hanna Gunn

Hanna Gunn

Philosophy PhD Student, UConn Storrs 

Current Project: Dissertation, "Communicative Injustice and Epistemic Injustice" 

General Research Interests: Social epistemology, internet epistemology and ethics, political epistemology 

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Project Research Assistant

Nathan SheffNathan Sheff

Philosophy PhD Student, UConn Storrs 

Current Project: Dissertation, "Thinking Together" 

General Research Interests: Social ontology and epistemology 

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Project Research Assistant

Matthew Guariglia

Matthew Guariglia

History PhD Student, UConn Storrs

Current Project:  Currently working on my dissertation currently titled, "Learning to Police: Knowledge, Power, and Law Enforcement in Multiracial New York City, 1895-1920"

General Research Interests: State building and power, bureaucracy, history of technology, racial and gender formation.

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Project Research Assistant

Dana Miranda

Dana Miranda

Philosophy PhD Student, UConn Storrs 

Current Project: My current work investigates the philosophical significance of suicide, depression and well-being for members of the Africana Diaspora. 

General Research Interests: My general research is in political philosophy, Africana philosophy, and 19th century and contemporary European thought. 

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