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MemberElliot Morris

After I earned my BA in English at the University of Utah, I taught special education through Teach For America. I yearned to be a student again and refine my skills, which led me to completing an MA at NYU in English & American Literature. I am working in higher education, volunteering at a prison to help bring higher ed to inmates, and pursuing my own interest in literary studies and education.

MemberFletcher Durant

Fletcher Durant is the Preservation Librarian at the University of Florida Smathers Libraries. His work focuses on the preventive conservation of library and archival materials, the sustainability of cultural heritage, and risk management. He is a trained book and paper conservator and a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation. Prior to joining the University of Florida, he was the Preservation Archivist for NYU Libraries and an Assistant Conservator for Special Collection at the New York Public Library.

MemberRebecca Colesworthy

Rebecca Colesworthy is the acquisitions editor in gender and queer studies, Latin American studies, education, and c20/21 studies at SUNY Press. Her own scholarly specialization is modernism, from interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives; other areas of interest include feminist theory, psychoanalysis, and notions of the gift from pretty much any and every field. Her monograph, Returning the Gift: Modernism and the Thought of Exchange, was published by Oxford UP at the end of 2018, and she is the editor, with Peter Nicholls (NYU) of How Abstract Is It? Thinking Capital Now (Routledge, 2016), initially published as a special issue of Textual Practice).

MemberValeria Castelli

Valeria G. Castelli is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University. Her research project examines political documentary films made over the last ten years that deal with migration to Italy, particularly with migrants’ journeys to Europe through the Central Mediterranean route and their precarious lives once in Italy. Valeria is part of the Center’s Andrew W. Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities. Before joining the Mahindra Humanities Center, Valeria was a 2016-17 College Core Curriculum Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at New York University. Valeria received her Ph.D. in Italian Studies from New York University in 2016. Her dissertation is entitled “Rhetoric, Politics and Ethics in Contemporary Italian Documentary Film.” Valeria received her Laurea in Lettere moderne with a specialization in Philology from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano and her M.A. in Italian Studies from the University College of London. Valeria was a 2015-16 Public Humanities Fellow at the Humanities New York and the NYU Center for the Humanities. Valeria was a 2015-16 Public Humanities Fellow at the Humanities New York and the NYU Center for the Humanities, where she designed and developed a Public Humanities Project in collaboration with the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition. From 2013 to 2016, Valeria has worked as Assistant Editor and Chief Assistant Editor of the online peer-reviewed journal gender/sexuality/Italy.