Keisha Laneé Brown
Keisha Laneé Brown is a master’s student at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Information where she is studying archives/records management and digital asset management. Her interests include preserving collections from underrepresented communities as well as using digital technologies to improve accessibility to collections. Keisha is an avid reader of literature and historical non-fiction, and also enjoys genealogy research. She holds a B.A. in English from Howard University. (Personal Website)
Itza A. Carbajal
Child of Honduran parents. Born and raised in New Orleans. Displaced to Texas as a result of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Currently pursuing a Master of Science in Information Studies with a focus on archival management and digital records at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information. Obtained her dual degree Bachelor of Arts in History and English with a concentration on creative writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Through experiences as a transnational daughter of immigrants, a displaced Hurricane Katrina survivor, and a woman of color, her research interests include the role of community archives in shaping collective memories, the use of archives as centers of power, archives and memory retrieval, the production of history, and the use of traditional and digital archives to enhance the study of history. (Personal Website)
Miguel Felipe Daza
Miguel Daza is originally from Bogotá, Colombia. In 2011 he earned a B.A in History and Political Science from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá. In August 2014, he moved to Austin to pursue his Master´s degree in Learning Technologies (School of Education) at The University of Texas at Austin. During the 2015-2016 academic year, Miguel was a TA for the Department of History. This past May he graduated from the College of Education receiving a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction. Currently, he teaches at The Magellan International School in Austin, Texas.
Felipe Fernandes Cruz
Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Felipe Fernandes Cruz earned his PhD in History at The University of Texas at Austin in 2016. He begins as Assistant Professor of History at Tulane University in Fall 2016. He also wrote and co-directed the documentary film “The Balloonists: Brazil’s Underground Folk Artists,” and helped found The Appendix, an online journal of narrative and experimental history. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the American Meteorological Society, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the Linda Hall Library, and he has been awarded both the prestigious Kranzberg Fellowship from the Society for the History of Technology and the Edward H. Moseley Award from the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies.
Alejandra C. Garza
Alejandra C. Garza is a graduate student in the History department at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a native of South Texas and her academic research focuses on South Texas ranching communities.
Maria Esther Hammack
PhD Student in History at the University of Texas at Austin. Maria is from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. She completed both a B.A. in History and Political Science, and a M.A. in Atlantic World History at East Carolina University, in Greenville, North Carolina.
Her work explores the hidden histories of slavery and freedom in nineteenth century United States-Mexico borderlands, the transnational exchanges in African slaves that occurred along the Mexico-US border, and across the territorial and coastal boundaries of the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Her research interests delve into and simultaneously highlight Mexico’s role as a sanctuary for runaway slaves from the United States during the nineteenth century.
Her M.A. Thesis was titled “The Other Underground Railroad: Hidden Histories of Slavery and Freedom across the Porous Frontiers of Nineteenth-Century United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.”
Victoria Hurley is from Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas for her Bachelor’s degree in American Studies. She was also a member of the Longhorn Marching Band where she played the piccolo. She just completed her Master’s Degree in the department of Curriculum and Instruction where she specialized in an Urban Teacher’s preparation program for Social Studies.
Rebecca Adeline Johnston is a doctoral student in the history department at UT Austin. Her primary research is on the implementation of cultural policy in the post-Stalin Soviet Union, particularly the relationship between central and regional institutions. In a former life, she studied as a visual artist and literary analyst, and has worked in Russia and the US as a translator, editor, political analyst, writing consultant, and tutor. She is interested in finding ways to broaden the application of public history within the policy world, as well as ensuring that history is made as relevant to students in the classroom as possible.
Brian Jones is a web developer and a historian with a Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin where he specialized in marine science and maritime empire in the early modern Spanish monarchy. His work with digital, online, and public history projects includes co-founding Advanced Clionautics and The Appendix. (Personal Website) (Twitter)
Justin Krueger is a doctoral student at the College of Education in the Curriculum & Instruction Department. His specialization is in Social Studies Education.
He taught public school in Texas for 10+ years as a middle school social studies teacher. His research interests include critical geography, cultural memory, museums, maps, rural education, and outdoor education.
John Lisle is a graduate student in the history department at the University of Texas at Austin. He is from Azle, Texas and studies the history of science.
Isaac McQuistion is an Asian Studies master’s student focusing on modern South Asian history. For undergrad, he attended Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, where he majored in English and history. Prior to coming to UT Austin, he worked in web content and digital media for a community college in upstate New York, and also held internships with The Onion and MPA-The Association of Magazine Media. (Personal Website)
Justina Moloney is currently pursuing her Masters of Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information. She focuses on the study and application of museums and public history, as well as archival management and academic libraries. An army brat, her personal endeavors focus on the study and understanding of veterans of the First and Second World Wars and their acclimation back into civilian life.
Joan Neuberger has been teaching Russian History at UT Austin since 1990. She studies Modern Russian culture in social and political context, with a focus on the politics of the arts. She is the author of an eclectic range of publications, including Hooliganism: Crime and Culture in St Petersburg, 1900-1914 (California: 1993), Ivan the Terrible: The Film Companion (Palgrave: 2003); co-author of Europe and the Making of Modernity, 1815-1914 (Oxford: 2005); and co-editor of Imitations of Life: Melodrama in Russia (Duke: 2001) and Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture (Yale: 2008). She is also the Editor of the History Department’s public history website Not Even Past and co-host, with Christopher Rose, of the history podcast series, 15 Minute History. She is also Editor of the new website, Thinking in Public: Public Scholarship at UT Austin, which will launch in Fall 2016.