Myranda Fuentes the Institutional History Research Specialist in Rauner Special Collections Library. Myranda is interested in Dartmouth indigenous histories, historical gender relations in the Ivy League, and the use of digital environments as sites of deradicalization through engagement with the silenced, the overlooked, the traumatic, and the violent. Her work strives to increase visibility of social justice projects that interact directly with problematic histories and material to combat mischaracterizations and suspicion of the academy in our current political climate.
Caroline Cook ’21 is an English major, concentrating in Creative Writing, minoring in Art History and Religion. She is editor of the Jack-o-Lantern, draws editorial cartoons for The Dartmouth, and works in the Office of Admissions. As the Historical Accountability Program’s inaugural fellow, she researched the life of Professor Hannah T. Croasdale, renowned phycologist and Dartmouth's first tenured female faculty member. Caroline considers Hannah to be a perfect example of the difference between the way we view pioneers and the way they view themselves. She believes there is often a disconnect between the way these important figures see their work and the way we remember them today.
Alexandrea Keith ’20 was a History and African and African American Studies double major with an interest in the use of Black art as a transnational tool of racial liberation. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, she focused her research on the Black Arts and Caribbean Arts movements. During her time in special collections with the Historical Accountability Program, Alexandrea explored the intersections of race, religion, and class during the early 20th century. She conducted research surrounding the Black and Jewish student experience at Dartmouth College from the Great Depression to WWII. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in History at the Northwestern University.
Sam Koreman ’20 was a Government and Philosophy double major with an interest in political authority and how governments can enact ethical policies. She participated in numerous organizations in the Collis Center for Student Involvement, served on the editorial staff of World Outlook, and was an undergraduate research assistant through the James O. Freedman Presidential Scholars program. During her time in special collections, Sam focused her research on the historical representation and visibility of the disabled throughout Dartmouth’s institutional history. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Virginia.
Anneliese Thomas ’19 was a Sociology major and Spanish minor who hopes to pursue a career in law. As a student, she was a Rockefeller Leadership Fellow, the Inclusivity Chair of Chi Delta Sorority, and a Director of the Ujima Dance Troupe. As a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, Anneliese consulted the papers of Professor Errol Hill as a jumping off point to explore the Black student experience at Dartmouth in the 1960s and 70s. She has returned to special collections on a few occasions to present her research to prospective students.
Faydra Richardson ’20 was an African and African-American Studies major, who completed a research project about Kimberlé Crenshaw’s idea of intersectionality and its impact and manifestation at Dartmouth prior to her fellowship. As a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, she researched historical solutions implemented by Dartmouth to decrease sexual assault on campus. She sought to assess the efficacy of those solutions, and determine how Moving Dartmouth Forward, Inclusive Excellence, and the Campus Climate and Culture Initiative differ, build upon, and/or transcend past reforms.
Grace Hanselman ’20 was an Art History and Studio Art double major, Rufus Choate Scholar, and a recipient of the 2020 Robert Read Prize. During her time in special collections, she researched the history of coeducation at Dartmouth, paying particular attention to lesser known aspects of coeducation, such as the administrative decisions and debates “behind the scenes” that resulted in the admittance of women to the college. Grace hopes to go to graduate school and eventually work in the museum field.
Mia Nelson ’22 studies intersections of English and Biology at Dartmouth, with a special interest creative writing. In 2020, she was awarded Honorable Mentions for the Academy of American Poets Prize and the Eleanor Frost Playwriting Competition. During her time as a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, she explored the history of diversity and inclusion in the Dartmouth Outing Club and collaborated with the Book Arts Workshop and Evans Map Room. She is delighted to be a part of the living history of the D.O.C., and recently presented her research at the D.O.C. Spring 2020 event “Inclusivity in the D.O.C.” and served as the Spring and Summer 2020 chair of Cabin and Trail.
Val Werner ’20 was a Computer Science major. He was part of the LGBTQ+ student organization Within and a former student mentor with the Office of Pluralism and Leadership. A familiar face in special collections, Val worked as Rauner Library's Magnetic Media Project Coordinator for about two years and currently works as the 2021-2022 Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections Fellow. During his time as a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, Val researched the history of social alternatives and early LGBTQ+ student networks at Dartmouth.
Cece King ’23 is a prospective Geography major and Arabic minor, Rufus Choate Scholar, and recipient of the 2020 Sperry Writing Prize. She decided to evade online learning and take a COVID-19 gap year. She collaborated with friends to launch an education startup called Curious Cardinals, began work as a production assistant on a documentary about emerging artists, and returned to her circus arts training. For her winter quarter, she paused her gap year adventures to pursue a Historical Accountability Research Fellowship to explore the presence of women on campus prior to coeducation. She was inspired to pursue this project after a fascinating conversation with her grandmother's friend who lived in married student housing while her husband was an undergrad at Dartmouth. She was excited to find that many of the Dartmouth women's groups she researched have modern legacies and was able to share her research with these organizations.
Londyn Crenshaw ’22 is a history major who hopes to continue exploring the intersections between labor and food during her remaining time at Dartmouth. She is passionate about sustainable food systems and universal food access. During her time as a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, she studied the history of Dartmouth Dining and service labor on Dartmouth’s campus with a focus on the Kim Administration and the Students Stand with Staff movement. On campus she is president of Kappa Delta Epsilon Sorority, a Rufus Choate Scholar, and active in sustainability efforts as well as alumni outreach.
Kiara Cannon ’22 is a Film and Media Studies Major minoring in Digital Arts with academic interests in video art, multimedia art curation, and liberatory design. Her vision is to use the power of digital art, film, and storytelling to universalize radical empathy and honesty in the digital age, centering black women in methodologies of radical healing and love. On campus she is the historian for the Black Underground Theatre Association, President of Music in Color Acapella Group, member of the Illustrious Pi Theta chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Vice President of the gender-inclusive fraternity, The Tabard. During her time as a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, she explored the modern historical legacy of Dartmouth student liberatory protest and administrative accountability.
Christian Dawkins ’22 is a History major and Sociology minor. He participates on the Men’s Dartmouth Rugby Football Club, and is a student manager for Dartmouth intramural sports. Christian focused his Historical Accountability Student Research Fellowship project on diversity and inclusion in Dartmouth fraternities throughout the 20th century, with particular attention to discrimination against Jewish, Black and African American, and female students within the college’s fraternity system.