Come listen to history alumni Alison Curry and Gabriel Young talk about their postgraduate experiences.
Alison will discuss her digital humanities work and online master’s degree , while Gabriel will discuss language training, career paths, funding for a master’s degree and PhD.
Recent St. Mary’s College graduate Alison Curry ’16 (double major history and anthropology) is continuing her work first begun as a St. Mary’s Project on the remembrance of Jewish material culture in Poland, specifically focusing on Jewish cemeteries and mezuzah impressions (the marks left on the doorposts from the removal of mezuzot). Curry is currently completing a Digital History Certification at George Mason, and was able to utilize Digital Humanities tools to ‘visualize’ where Jewish cemeteries were/are located. For more information and details of her research visit her blog post: http://alisonbcurry.net/project/final-project-mapping-the-remembrance-of-jewish-cemeteries-in-poland/
After graduating from St. Mary’s College in 2013 with a major 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 PhD program in history and Middle Eastern Studies in 2017.