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Public History Graduate Students

Current Public History Graduate Students

Megan Barney


Cohort: 2017

Research Interests: 20th Century American History, Social Injustice, and Digital History

Fieldwork:Yourgrau Media Group, Our Marathon, Old North Church

Lauren Bergnes Sell


Cohort: 2017

Research Interest: Digital Humanities; Intergraded technologies & material presentation; Digital preservation, Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality exhibit design

Fieldwork: The Field Museum; National Science Foundation

Sara Dean


Cohort: 2017

Research Interest: Cultural history; Modern European history; African American history


Mahala Nyberg


Cohort: 2018

Research Interest: Oral history, Modern America, World War II, Museums and public outreach, Public Policy, Digital humanities

Fieldwork: Oneida County History Center, Adirondack Experience: The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, Onondaga Historical Association, Chilean Arpillera Project, Roger Williams Project

Hailey Philbin


Cohort: 2018

Research Interest:


Carly Quinn


Cohort: 2018

Research Interest: Cold War, Intelligence and Espionage, Pop Culture and Film

Fieldwork: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, The Mark Twain House and Museum

Meg Szydlik


Cohort: 2018

Research Interest: Digital Humanities, Small scale museums, Early American history, French Revolution

Fieldwork: Jane Addams Papers Project, National Women's History Museum

Danay Vera


Cohort: 2017

Research Interest: Soviet history and 19th century European history

Fieldwork: Massachusetts Historical Society and the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Historical Site

Shannon Webber


Cohort: 2018

Research Interest: Digital Humanities and Storytelling; Modern American social and cultural history; History of North American Indigenous peoples

Fieldwork: Naval History and Heritage Command; Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Katie Woods


Cohort: 2017

Research Interest: 20th century American and European History; Construction of race, class, and gender; Public Memory

Fieldwork: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, Facing History and Ourselves, Luxembourg American Cultural Society, Women Writers Project

Megan Woods


Cohort: 2017

Research Interest: 20th Century American Politics and Culture; The World Wars; The British Monarchy and social classes

Fieldwork: Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, Luxembourg American Cultural Society, Northeastern University Archives, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and Hingham Historical Society