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Twelve Students Named as Humanities Center Fellows for 2019-20

Posted 04/14/2019
Submitted by Nicholas Ealy
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

The Humanities Center is happy to announce twelve student fellows for 2019-2020. As fellows, these students will receive a $500 scholarship and will participate in the year-long honors seminar taught by Professor Kristin Comeforo, Associate Professor of Communication, with the topic “(Trans)versing Race, Gender and Class.”

The student fellows are:

Prachi Bhandutia (English – Creative Writing)

Kelly Chen-Ruan (Health Sciences)

Aidan Graham (Economics)

Ciara Herget (English – Creative Writing)

Hannah Jones (Communication)

Jacob Lamoureux (Communication)

Connor Masten (English Secondary Education)

Listra Mitchell Simmons (English – Literature)

Abigail Myers (Biochemistry)

Kate Pascarello (Psychology)

Cheran Rush (Cinema)

Eva Von Dell (Acoustical Engineering, Music – Trombone)

The twelve student fellows are joining the five University of Hartford faculty fellows who will present lectures in the 2020 Humanities Center Lecture Series on the topic of the seminar. These faculty fellows are: Markeysha Davis (Africana Studies, Hillyer College), Billie Lee (Hartford Art School), Jennifer McLeer (Psychology, A&S), Karen Tejada-Peña (Sociology, Hillyer College) and Rachel Walker (History, A&S).

The two-semester Humanities Honors Course (HON 389 and HON 390) is offered every year on a topic proposed by that year’s instructor. The Humanities Center sends out a call for course proposals every fall to all full-time faculty members. HON 389 in the fall is a seminar for the students; HON 390 in the spring is a lecture series for the students and the general public.

The Lecture Series on “(Trans)versing Race, Gender and Class” in the spring 2020 semester will be free and open to all students, faculty and staff as well as members of the community. Lectures will be from 7:30-9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Mali Lecture Hall (Dana Hall). A schedule for the series will be available in January 2020.

The Humanities Center at the University of Hartford supports interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the humanities through the arts, sciences, technology, media, psychology, history, film, philosophy, music and literature. For more information, contact Nicholas Ealy, director at or join us on Facebook at “University of Hartford Humanities Center.”