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Celebrate Barnard History Students' Stories with the History Student Blog!
Barnard College History Department’s newest senior thesis seminar option, “Histories of the Present” track, celebrates the 2020-2021 cohort’s public history projects! This year’s students have produced three types of projects: podcasts, policy briefs, and op-eds. The “Histories of the Present” track was taught by Professor Nara Milanich and Professor Lisa Tiersten and trained students to bring historical analysis to bear on our understanding of the present.
Shreya Sunderram (Barnard, B.A. in Political Science and Urban Teaching Certificate, 2019) currently teaches 9th grade Global History and 12th grade Government and Economics at the Urban Assembly Maker Academy in NYC. In 2018, she founded the inaugural Barnard Bold Conference which facilitates dialogue between students and faculty. BarnardHistoryBlog invites Shreya to share her insights on high school teaching and how history classrooms can be unique spaces of activism to empower and validate diverse experiences.
In the summer of 2020, Sophia Houdaigui (B.A. in History, Barnard 2021) and Maria Castillo (B.Sc. in Environmental Science, SEAS 2021) drew from their background as children raised by immigrants and identity as hyphenated Americans to put forth a community resource to unpack immigration policies.Hyphenated America offers short guides and fact sheets that make policies like DACA and family separation easily digestible, a podcast that features experts such as reporters, lawyers, professors, and activists in the immigration field, and a weekly breakdown to bring attention to related news, activists, and organizations.