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Val Werner, the Spring 2020 Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, photographed in the Webster Hall basement.

Val Werner '21 is the Institutional History Research Specialist in Rauner Special Collections Library. He began working at Rauner as a Dartmouth student, and after graduating, he became the 2021-2022 Edward Connery Lathem '51 Special Collections Fellow. As a former Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow himself, he works to continue cultivating opportunities for learning and new perspectives on Dartmouth's varied histories.

 

 

 

 

Caroline Cook, the Summer 2018 Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow,  photographed in front of a  red brick wall.

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 stands beside an ornate stone building.

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, one of three Winter 2019 Historical Accountability Student Research Fellows, stands on the Dartmouth College Green.

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.

Self-portrait photograph of Faydra Richardson, one of two Summer 2019 Historical Accountability Student Research Fellows.

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, one of two Summer 2019 Historical Accountability Student Research Fellows, standing in front of a domed building.

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, the Fall 2019 Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, sits in front of pink rose bushes.

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, the Spring 2020 Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, photographed in the Webster Hall basement.

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 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 poses with her arm raised.

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.

Photograph of Londyn Crenshaw.

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.

Headshot of Kiara Cannon.

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 sits in front of a whiteboard.

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.

 

Emmanuel Mariano stands in a grassy field.

Emmanuel Mariano ’23 is an Economics and History double major. He has served in several leadership roles in the Dartmouth Outing Club, including Head Chair of the Diversity Inclusion Justice and Equity Division and People of Color Outdoors. As a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, Emmanuel explored the life of historian, radical feminist, activist, and former Dartmouth professor Marysa Navarro-Aranguren.

Rachel Perez stands on the sidewalk of a busy street.
Rachel Perez ’23 is a History major, concentrating in African and African-American Studies, minoring in Anthropology, with an interest in the lasting societal repercussions of imperialism and colonialism in law and culture. During her time as a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, she explored the complex issues that resulted in Dartmouth’s multiple undergraduate housing shortages, with a focus on the pressures that these housing crises have on Dartmouth’s low-income, first-generation and/or international students. Rachel hopes to use the skills and information she learned as a fellow and apply it to her Senior Thesis, which will further explore the housing shortages at Dartmouth and how the housing market in Hanover has mixed effects in the Micropolitan housing market of the greater Upper Valley.
Farah Almadani stands in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Farah Almadani '25 is a History major. She is the President and Editor-in-Chief of the Dartmouth Historical Review and staff writer and Social Media Editor for The Dartmouth, and radio host with WEBDCR. As a Historical Accountability Fellow, Farah studied the founding years of the Native American Studies Program, which has been at the College for 50 years. In her research, Farah underscored how social activism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and more specifically efforts to recruit Native Americans encouraged the creation of the program.

 

 

Sabrina Eager '23 is an English major and Public Policy minor interested in studying how stories about the experiences of marginalized voices can effect social change. Since her sophomore year, she has done research on the specific power of stories that demonstrate characters’ realizations of their queer identity. She relied on this research during her time as a Historical Accountability Student Research Fellow, where she searched for works of fiction published in Dartmouth student publications from 1910-1950 that demonstrated queer themes and tropes to understand what queer community may have looked like on campus at the time. Since her fellowship term, she has continued working at Rauner as a student assistant. She is also president of the Rockapellas, equity and inclusion chair of her sorority Sigma Delta, and writer and designer for Spare Rib, an intersectional feminist magazine on campus.

Photo portrait of Veselin I. Nanov, former Historical Accountability Student Research Intern.

Veselin Nanov

2018-2019 Intern

Research topic(s): Cirotta case; freedom of speech

Photo portrait of Savannah L. Eller, former Historical Accountability Student Research Intern.

Savannah Eller

2018-2019 Intern

Research topic(s): Indigenous communities, experiences, & activism

Photo portrait of Alexis D. Reaves, former Historical Accountability Student Research Intern.

Alexis Reaves

2018-2019 Intern

Research topic(s): Afro-American Society; Black Praxis

Tiffany Chang

2019-2020 Intern

Research topic(s): Indigenous communities, experiences, & activism

Alaa Mustafa

2019-2020 Intern

Research topic(s): Latinx communities, experiences, & activism

Photo portrait of Katie A. Hoover, former Historical Accountability Student Research Intern.

Katie Hoover

2019-2020 Intern

Research topic(s): Hate speech & freedom of speech

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