MemberJesse Izzo

…Ph.D., History, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2016

M.Phil, Medieval History, University of Cambridge, 2005

B.A., History, Yale University, 2004…

I am a medievalist and historian, though my interests range further afield to other fields and disciplines. My work focuses on the Mediterranean World of the Middle Ages, the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, and the Crusades. In my career I have been a 7th and 8th-grade English Teacher, a graduate student at the University of Minnesota, a Visiting Researcher at the Hebrew University (2012-2013), and a Visiting Fellow with the Committee on Medieval Studies at Harvard University (Spring 2017).

DepositEnjoy It While It Lasts: From Sterility Apocalypses to Non-Nihilistic Non-Reproduction

In this essay, I discuss salient themes of The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). I hold that The Child To Come’s main thrust is this: ‘The issue is not that there is no future but rather that there is no sure way of orienting toward that future, either to save it or to survive it’. The challenge, then, for those of us (like Sheldon, Preciado and Muñoz) who lust for a world of communism, is ‘to get so close to the face of the child that we can see through it to the sand beneath’; to ‘stay with the trouble’ of that radical uncertainty vis-à-vis the future.

MemberTammy Berberi

I teach French language and modern French literature and culture at the University of Minnesota, Morris, a public liberal arts college. I work in continental French disability studies. I have a long history of professional service to Disability Studies and first served the MLA Committee on Disability Issues 1997-2000. I care about diversity of people, perspectives, and theoretical approaches in understanding disability and disabled students; listening, equity, and affording space and opportunities to others; the language(s) we use to think about disability; the interdependence of theory and activism. What can disability studies do next to make more space(s) in higher ed for people with disabilities and their smarts and experiences?

MemberSharon Leon

…University of Minnesota, Ph.D., American Studies Department, August 2004.
Georgetown University, A.B., Program in American Studies, May 1997, Magna Cum Laude. Minor in Theology….
…y in the 1920s,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 59:1 (Jan. 2004): 3-49. Recipient of the 2005 Stanley Jackson Prize for the best article in the JHMAS from 2002-2005.
“Beyond the Principle Investigator: Countering the ‘Great Man’ History of Digital History,” in Bodies of Information: Intersectional Feminist Digital Humanities, edited by Jacqueline Wernimont and Elizabeth Losh (in process for University of Minnesota Press).
“Complexity and Collaboration: Doing Public History in a Digital Environment,” in The Oxford Handbook of Public History, edited by Paula Hamilton and James B. Gardner (Oxford University Press, 2017).
“Digital Resources: The Bracero History Archive,” in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History (Oxford University Press, 2017). <…

Sharon M. Leon is an Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, where she is developing projects on digital public history and digital networking projects related to enslaved communities in Maryland. Leon received her bachelors of arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University in 1997 and her doctorate in American Studies from the University of Minnesota in 2004. Her first book, An Image of God: the Catholic Struggle with Eugenics, was published by University of Chicago Press (May 2013). Prior to joining the History Department at MSU, Leon spent over thirteen years at George Mason University’s History Department at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media as Director of Public Projects, where she oversaw dozens of award-winning collaborations with library, museum, and archive partners from around the country. Leon continues to serve as the Director of the Omeka web publishing platform.

MemberNicholas Wagner

…” presented at CAMWS, Kitchener, Ontario; Apr. 6, 2017

“Political Shorthand: Thucydides’ Metaphorical Use of ‘Tyranny’,” presented at  CAMWS, Williamsburg, Virginia; Mar. 18, 2016

“Pliny’s House of Memory: Painting a Better Villa in Epistle 5.6” (revised), presented at the University of Wisconsin Madison Graduate Colloquium, Oct. 24, 2015

“Pliny’s House of Memory: Painting a Better Villa in Epistle 5.6”, presented for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Colloquium Series, Jan. 23, 2015…
…PhD Classics – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2018, anticipated)

BA Classics, Classical Humanities – University of Wisconsin, Madison (2012)…

Nick is a PhD candidate in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he received a BA in Classics and Classical Humanities. His research interests include Greek and Roman historiography, Greek and Roman intellectual history, Roman political oratory, and Roman religion. He is writing his dissertation on the development of religious rhetoric in a number of Cicero’s from throughout his career. In particular, he is interested in tracking the rhetorical effects of Cicero’s religious language, such as the ways in which Cicero can use religion to denigrate his opponents or extol his allies, and how those rhetorical effect fit within the larger context of Roman identity in the late Republic.

MemberMargaret Galvan

Margaret Galvan is Assistant Professor of visual rhetoric in the Department of English at the University of Florida. She is currently at work on a book, In Visible Archives of the 1980s: Feminist Politics and Queer Platforms, under contract with the Manifold Scholarship series of the University of Minnesota Press, which traces a genealogy of queer theory in 1980s feminism through representations of sexuality in visual culture. Her published work, which analyzes visual media culture through intersectional archival approaches, can be found in journals like WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, Archive Journal, and Australian Feminist Studies and in collections like The Ages of The X-Men (2014) and Disability in Comic Books and Graphic Narratives (2016).