IRT Fellows Selected for Scholars Program

IRT ’17 fellows Gabby Alvarez and Demar Lewis IV were selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Research Scholars Program. As part of their selection, these scholars will receive an annual stipend, training, and counseling and will develop high-level leadership skills. Congrats Gabby and Demar!

More information on the foundation and program application details can be found on their website.

Eliana Castro, IRT ’15

Educator, Researcher, and Author

photoEliana Castro earned a B.A. in education and an M.A.T. in secondary history/social studies from Brown University in 2009 and 2010, respectively. She then taught in her hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts, until enrolling in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education Ph.D. program at Michigan State University in 2016. She is a proud IRT alum.

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Benavidez, IRT ’11 Receives 2018 Derek C. Bok Award

Congratulations to Aaron Benavidez, IRT ’11, one of the recipients of the 2018 Derek C. Bok Award.

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Benavidez (pictured fourth from left)

The 2018 Derek C. Bok Award is given to five of the most outstanding teaching fellows, who have been nominated by their departments, throughout Harvard University and includes a monetary prize. Benavidez is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of sociology at Harvard University and an Inequality and Social Policy Doctoral Fellow.

Intentionally Digital Black Conference

The first national conference of the African American History, Culture, and Digital Humanities department at the University of Maryland was held this past fall in October.  A few IRT alumni ran into each other at the event!

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Dominique Young, IRT ’15, (left) a Ph.D. student in English Literature currently at the University of Maryland, Aria Halliday, IRT ’11, (center) Assistant Professor of Africana Feminisms in Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire and Hazim Abdullah-Smith,  IRT ’15 (far right) a Ph.D. student in American Studies also at the University of Maryland.

Summer Workshop Faculty Positions – Apply Now!

We are officially hiring IRT alumni for our Summer Workshop faculty! The 2019 IRT Summer Workshop will run from Friday, June 28, through Saturday, July 27. The deadline for applications is Friday, February 8.

A full description of the positions and program is included below. If you are interested in one of the faculty positions, please apply online.

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