Lisa Levenstein is an assistant professor in the History Department. She earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin in 2002. Lisa latest book project is titled When Feminism Went Viral: The US Women’s Movement in the 1990s and Beyond. She joined the History Department at UNCG in 2002.

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Jennifer Feather is an associate professor in the English Department. She earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from Brown in 2006. She specializes in Renaissance literature and joined the UNCG Department of English in 2008.

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Program Coordinator

Asa Eger is an Associate Professor in the Department of History. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2008 in Islamic Archaeology. His primary research focuses on the formation of frontiers and borders between Muslims and Christians using archaeological and textual evidence. He has led excavations and surveys in southeastern Turkey and Israel. He joined the History Department at UNCG in 2009.

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Career Liaison

Emily J. Levine is an associate professor in the History Department. She earned her Ph.D. in History and the Humanities from Stanford University in 2008. She was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Yale University from 2008–2010 and joined the UNCG Department of History in 2010.

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Coordinator of Faculty Development

Maria Sánchez is an associate professor of English. She is the winner of multiple grants and fellowships, including most recently a fellowship from Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies. Maria’s current research involves 19th century Mexican and Mexican American writing about war. In addition to her scholarly work, she has published in the Huffington Post and the Chronicle of Higher Education on a variety of topics.

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Steering Committee


Elizabeth Perrill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art, as well as Consulting Curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Her primary research interests include the history of hand-built ceramics, South African contemporary art, and the economic history of ceramic arts. Perrill earned her M.A (2004) and Ph.D. (2008) in Art History from Indiana University at Bloomington.

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Jeremy Rinker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies. He earned his Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University in 2009. Jeremy was a Peace Corps volunteer (’95-’97) in Kyzl-orda, Kazakhstan and a 2013 Fulbright Fellow at the Malaviya Center for Peace Research at Banaras Hindu University in Banaras, India. Jeremy researches the intersections between narrative, violent conflict, and the legacy of collective trauma in the quest to develop nonviolent conflict transformation practices.

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Jenny Dale has an MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As the Coordinator of First-Year Programs at UNCG University Libraries, she teaches research workshops for first-year courses and works with campus partners to integrate information literacy into the first-year experience. She is the liaison to Communication Studies, English, Media Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Her current research is focused on pedagogy – including critical and feminist pedagogy – for teaching librarians.

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Graduate Assistant

Valerie Kelco is a second year Ph.D. student in Literature at UNCG.  She received her MA in Literature at the University of North Florida.  Her digital humanities based research focuses on African American and Southern Literature.   In addition to her assistantship with HNAC, she is the graduate assistant director of UNCG’s Digital ACT Studio.

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