2020 Public Humanities Graduate Fellow Interns

2020 Public Humanities Graduate Fellow Interns

Unita Ahdifard, Amanda Brush, Dana Hughes, Kristen Jaqua, Jungah Son, and Maya Zaynetdinova (shown in photo left to right, top to bottom)

June 17, 2020

This week, a group of IHC Public Humanities Graduate Fellows will begin internships with nonprofit and cultural organizations in the Santa Barbara area. During these internships, the fellows—all Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences—will use their expertise in communications, research, and pedagogy to contribute to the mission of their host organizations while honing their skills in nonprofit administration, educating diverse publics, and cultural programming. The internships will take place over the next ten to twenty weeks and fulfill the practicum component of the IHC’s Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program, which prepares Ph.D. students for careers as dynamic, socially engaged humanists both within and beyond the academy

2020 Public Humanities Graduate Fellow Interns:

Unita Ahdifard (English) – Public Fellow Intern with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Amanda Brush (Political Science) – Regional Equity Profile Fellow with The Fund for Santa Barbara

Dana Hughes (History) – Archival Fellow with Direct Relief 

Kirsten Jaqua (Classics) – Public Humanities Intern with the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Santa Barbara

Jugah Son (Media Arts and Technology) – Food Literacy Training Intern with The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Maya Zaynetdinova (Global Studies) – Communications Fellow with Direct Relief 

Learn more about the Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program and internships.