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Participants

Megan Barney is a Master’s Candidate in Public History at Northeastern University, where she focuses on methods for a more inclusive teaching of the past. Barney also works for the Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern University where she has worked on Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive.

Emma Johansen is an undergraduate student at the University of Louisville. She specializes in LGBT history in the American South, and has digitally mapped over 300 sites of LGBT significance in Kentucky at kentuckyqueerhistory.org.

Lara Kelland is a teaching public historian in Louisville, Kentucky. Her teaching, scholarship, and community-based work are at the intersection of U. S. and comparative public history practices and digital history methods.

Sharon M. Leon is an Associate Professor of Digital History at Michigan State University, where she focuses on digital public history. Leon is the Secretary/Treasurer of the National Council on Pubic History and Leon is also the director of the Omeka family of web publishing platforms.

Kirsten Madsen is the Memorial Exhibition Assistant Manager at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, where she was worked since June 2013. She manages the Museum’s ‘In Memoriam’ exhibition, including the interactive table feature which includes profiles for each of the 2,983 people killed on 9/11 and in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Her undergraduate thesis explored the role of artifacts, tribute objects, and souvenirs at the 9/11 Memorial.

Leslie Madsen is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the IDEA Shop within the Center for Teaching and Learning at Boise State University. Her interests include women in U.S. science, antiracism and resisting white supremacy, universal design, and how the public engages with the past. Learn more at Madsen’s website.

Ashley Maynor is a cineaste, librarian, and scholar who uses digital and analog technology to tell compelling stories. Her work surrounding gun violence includes the interactive web documentary, The Story of the Stuff and numerous writings, panels, and resources for librarians and community members responding to public tragedies, some of which are compiled on her website.

Joanna Paxton Federico is an oral historian currently directing the Heath High School Shooting Oral Histories Project (funded by the Kentucky Oral History Commission). She is particularly interested in mental health and trauma following the shooting. She will begin PhD studies in the history department at Rutgers University in the fall of 2019.

Miranda Rectenwald is the Curator of Local History at Washington University in St. Louis.  Her most recent digital project is co-director of Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis.

RJ Ramey is the designer who started auut studio in 2015 to design more compelling materials for history teachers and young museum audiences, using creative methods for interacting with the significant ideas & figures of the past. He’s driven by stories that are overlooked in the standard canon but contain foundational lessons for an informed citizenry.

Christine Savoie is a public history master’s candidate at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. She is particularly interested in Louisiana and world politics, oral histories of war survivors, using film to teach aspects of history. Find her online portfolio here.

Rebecca Shrum is an Associate Professor of History at IUPUI and also Associate Director of IUPUI’s Public History Program. Her interests include Material Culture and Historic Site Interpretation.

Austin Sullivan is an alumni of Central Connecticut’s Public History program and a seasonal Park Guide in Boston. His interest in the topic stems from familial ties to law enforcement.

Kaitlin Woods is a Master’s Candidate in Public History at Northeastern University whose research interest is public memory and digital storytelling. Woods is currently co-developing with Megan the digital project From Grateful Friends, which visualizes WWII memory on Luxembourg’s landscape.

Megan Woods is a Master’s Candidate in Public History at Northeastern University whose research interest is public memory and interpreting difficult histories. Woods is also co-developing the digital project From Grateful Friends with Kaitlin to visualize WWII memory on Luxembourg’s landscape.

Joan Zenzen is an independent public historian based in the Washington, DC, area. She has written histories for the National Park Service on such parks as Manassas National Battlefield Park and Voyageurs National Park.  She also conducts oral history interviews for the federal government and non-profit organizations.

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