Come listen to History Alumni Alison Curry and Gabriel Young talk about their postgraduate experiences!
Alison will discuss her digital humanities work and online M.A. ,while Gabriel will discuss language training, career paths, funding for M.A., and funding for PhD!
Join us at 4:10 on November 16 in the Glendening Annex
Alison was an Anthropology and History double major at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Through the classes in these programs, she realized her interest in and passion about Polish-Jewish history. Alison’s SMP merged her historical framework with an anthropological methodology by focusing on understanding Polish remembrance of the Jewish past through material culture analysis. After graduating in May 2016, Alison began her graduate studies in two programs: a Masters program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and a Certificate program in Digital Humanities. She has been able to continue her research that began with her SMP in both graduate programs and hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in the future.
After graduating from St. Mary’s in 2013 with a B.A. in History, Gabriel spent two years teaching AP World History at an independent school in Washington, D.C. and continuing with Arabic training domestically and abroad. He then enrolled in an M.A. program in Near Eastern Studies at NYU, where he discovered an interest in the politics of development, transnationalism, and urbanization in the postcolonial Middle East. Those themes have continued to inform Gabriel’s coursework, research, and professional aspirations since entering NYU’s joint Ph.D. program in History and Middle Eastern Studies in 2017.