Max Kade Center Advisory Board 2018-2019

Reed Boohar is a German Studies and Biology (Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental) major. After graduating in May 2019, he will pursue a PhD in development and evolutionary biology at the University of Miami.

Audrey Coleman, Associate Director and Director of Museum & Archives at the Dole Institute of Politics, leads initiatives related to engagement with collections, including instruction and research, exhibit development, public programming, and institutional partnerships. She is a Certified Archivist and member of the Kansas Historical Records Advisory Board and Humanities Kansas Speakers Bureau.

Karen Cook, a Special Collections Librarian in Kenneth Spencer Research Library, is responsible for acquisition and use of books and manuscripts from Continental Europe, Asia and Africa, as well as works in the sciences and graphic arts worldwide. Her own research interests focus on the history of cartography, especially geological maps.

Jennifer Duhamel, Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Global & International Studies, has extensive experience working in education in the US and abroad. She conducted field research in Belize for her Master’s degree in socio-cultural anthropology and she implemented a teacher-training and curriculum development program in Bénin, West Africa. She creates and organizes community and campus activities covering topics of transnational scope for CGIS and serves as Advisor to the Jayhawks Without Borders International Studies Club.

Will Hickox is Public Engagement Coordinator at the Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence. He has a Ph.D. in History and has contributed to public history projects for The New York Times, Truman Library Institute, and Kansas City Public Library.

Rachel Johnson, Director of Internationalization and Partnerships in International Affairs at the University of Kansas, works with campus stakeholders to initiate and renew international partnership agreements, collaborates with faculty on course and co-curricular internationalization initiatives, and works with both in- and outbound Fulbright applicants and grantees.

Brittany Keegan, Curator and Collections Manager at the Watkins Museum of History, guides interactions between the public and the museum’s collections through exhibitions and programs. She graduated from KU with a Bachelor’s degree in history and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies, and teaches in the Museum Studies Program, fostering young talent while exploring innovative approaches to presenting history.

Ari Linden is assistant professor in the Department of German Studies. His teaching and research interests include 20th-century German and Austrian literature, German-Jewish modernity, and critical theory. His first book, Karl Kraus and the Discourse of Modernity, is forthcoming.

Amy Millet is a doctoral candidate and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of History. Her research interests include modern Central Europe and late 19th-/early 20th-century Austria.

Dhanashree Thorat is a postdoctoral researcher in Digital Humanities at the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Kansas. Her research is situated at the intersection of Asian American Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Digital Humanities.

Spring 2019 Advisory Board meeting: AudreyColeman, Lorie
Vanchena,Will Hickox, Karen Cook, Dhanashree Thorat, Rachel
Sherman Johnson, Ari Linden, Jennifer Duhamel.








Reed Boohar, Amy Millet, and Brittany Keegan at the spring 2019
Advisory Board meeting.