Graduate students engaging in public humanities

Composition and Rhetoric graduate student Kassia Shaw’s work for the HEX program was featured in the Center for the Humanities’ newsletter. For her HEX project, Shaw is sharing the stories that inspired a Ho-Chunk ceramic mural installation—Maa Wakąčąk, “Sacred Earth”—recently unveiled on the Great Sauk State Trail. Several other English graduate students are also working on public humanities projects through the Center for Humanities’ HEX program:

Caroline McCraw – Black German Heritage and Research Association (BGHRA) Website Expansion Project

Sara Gabler Thomas – Telling Fact from “Fake News”: Digital Literacy Training for Adults

Iseult Gillespie and Thom Van Camp – Building the People’s Revolutionary Library

Diego Alegria Corona – Translating Spanish-American Poetry: Latin-American Dictatorships and Exile in the U.S.

Gabrielle Kelenyi – The Odyssey Writing Group: Writing Into the Room

For more information on each of these exciting public humanities projects, visit