Quotes from Scholars
“My work with the Boulder Fringe festival gave me practical experience with the Virtual Reality technology I write about, and opened up many new opportunities for me, including fellowships to work on VR projects such as a simulation of Plato’s cave." 
– Julia Uhr, PhD candidate, Philosophy
 

"Partnering with a local museum proved that the conversations I’ve had around a seminar table about what history is and whose voices it needs to include are the issues that local history museums deal with everyday…if you want to realize how relevant your skills are, do community engagement.”
– Jason Hogstad, PhD student, History 

"Thanks to this program I was able to reconcile my academic experience with my creative work and gain the tools I need to market myself. For the first time I feel confident and excited about my career options."
– Fernanda Iwasaki, PhD candidate, Spanish and Portuguese 

The Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar Cohorts are composed of graduate students in the arts and humanities and interdisciplinary programs who are interested in community-engaged research, teaching and creative work. 

Find out more about the EAH scholars by clicking on their images below.  

This program has drawn students from English, anthropology, art and art history, education, music, philosophy, Spanish and Portuguese, theatre and dance, critical media practices and more, who together engage the tools of the arts and humanities, their unique interests, and lived experiences to work with Colorado communities. Scholars have worked with community partners to develop projects such as Nuestros Deseos/Our Wishes installations and community events, community-based healing and creative reflection on the Calwood Fire Burn ScarLos Seis de Boulder memorial sculpture, programming for Louisville residents with the Museum of Louisville, programming with k12 schools, a network of Chicano muralists, and online, informal learning environments with foster families.

Students say these partnerships have helped them to make important connections between their experiences and academic learning, and to collaboratively address issues of concern on campus and in communities. Cohort members also share that they greatly appreciate the space to workshop their ideas and activities with their cohort colleagues and practitioners from across campus. 

Lisa Schwartz, office community outreach program manager, leads the program and serves as a mentor to the students. Schwartz has an extensive background in community-engaged research.  The breadth and depth of expertise that cohort members have the opportuity to access is also broadened through partnership with the team of cohort advisors. Scholars also interview their mentors to learn how they address inclusivity and equity in their work. 

Program overview Program details and application Meet EAH scholar advisors

 

EAH Scholars 2022–23

Ula Adamska
Ula Adamska
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2022-23
Spanish Department • Hispanic Linguistics
Danielle Aguilar
Danielle Aguilar
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2022-23
School of Education
Hannah Blanning-Leloup
Hannah Blanning-Leloup
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2022-23
Department of English
Franklin Chilaka
Franklin Chilaka
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2022-23
School of Education
Dennis Doyle
Dennis Doyle
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2022-23
Art Practices • Sculpture and Post Studio Practice
Anum Qadir
Anum Qadir
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2022-23
School of Education • MAHE program

EAH Scholars 2021–22

Erica Caasi
Erica Caasi
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2021-22
School of Education • Curriculum and Instruction Literacy Studies
Brenda Aguirre-Ortega
Brenda Aguirre-Ortega
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2021-22
School of Education • STEM Education
Amy Hoagland
Amy Hoagland
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2021-22
Fine Arts • Sculpture and Post Studio Practice
Dawn Jacob
Dawn Jacob
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2021-22
Philosophy
Jesus Munoz
Jesus Munoz
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2021-22
Theatre and Dance
Lydia Wagenknecht
Lydia Wagenknecht
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2021-22
Musicology

EAH Scholars 2020–21

Kimberly Bianca
Kimberley Bianca
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2020-21
Department of Critical Media Practices (ETMAP)
Alejandra Abad
Alejandra Abad
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2020-21
Art & Art History • Interdisciplinary Art Practices
Cali Banks
Cali Banks
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2020-21
Art & Art History • Art Practices • IMAP-Photography
Chu May Paing
Chu May Paing
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2020-21
Anthropology
Alexander Williams
Alexander Williams
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2020-21
English (Literature)

EAH Scholars 2019–20

Allyson Burbeck
Allyson Burbeck
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2019–20
Art and Art History
Juan García Oyervides
Juan Garcia Oyervides
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2019–20
Spanish and Portuguese
Brittney Hofer
Brittney Hofer
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2019–20
Art and Art History
Mackenzie Suess
Mackenzie Suess
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2019–20
English
Amanda Rose
Amanda Rose Villarreal
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2019–20
Theatre and Dance
Head shot K. Woodzick
K. Woodzick
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2019–20
Theatre and Dance

EAH Scholars 2018–19

Jasmine Baetz head shot
Jasmine Baetz
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2018–19
Ceramics • Art and Art History
Elana Friedland head shot
Elana Lev Friedland
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2018–19
English • Program in Jewish Studies
Jason Hogstad head shot
Jason Hogstad
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2018–19
History
Fernanda Iwasaki head shot
Fernanda Iwasaki
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2018–19
Spanish and Portuguese
Jashodhara Sen headshot
Jashodhara Sen
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2018–19
Theatre and Dance
Julia Uhr head shot
Julia Uhr
Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholar 2018–19
Philosophy