Who We Are

We are a small, interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff and students collaborating on this work together. Faculty and staff who have been part of the interdisciplinary working group include:

Faculty and Staff:

Nawojka Lesinski, PhD – Political Science

Taiyon J. Coleman, PhD – English, Women’s Studies

Daniel Williams, PhD – Sociology, Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity

Rachel Neiwert, PhD – History

Pa Der Vang, PhD, MSW, LICSW – Liberal Arts Mission Chair

Amy Mars, MLIS – Library and Archives

Todd Deutsch, MFA – Art

Monica Brown, MS – Data Science

Michelle Palmborg, DNP, RN, PHN – Nursing

Rafael Cervantes, PhD – Communications, Antonian Honors Program

D’Ann Urbaniak Lesch, M.Ed – Community Work and Learning

Elizabeth Brondos Fry, PhD – Mathematical Sciences, Statistics/Data Science

Students:

Collaborators:

Vee Signorelli – Theology and English

Alexandra Keller – 

Kieu My Phi – Public Health

Anastasia Rousseau, ’22 – History

Liz Axberg – 

Franceska Moua, ’20 – Social Work

Seth Mabbott – Visual Identity

Patricia O’Leary – Web Design – Student of Heritage Studies and Public History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, class of 2021.

Elizabeth DeGrenier – Web Design – Student of Heritage Studies and Public History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, class of 2020.

Brittany Greeno – Grant writer

Financial Support

This project has been made possible with funding from the following sources:

 A 2020 Legacy Grant from the Minnesota Historical Society and Cultural Heritage Fund

St. Catherine University funding including Academic Professional Development Committee Grants and other University support

Assistantship Mentoring Program and Community Leaders program, Community Work and Learning funding for student research assistant work

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