Max Kade Center Advisory Board 2020-2021

Aylar Atadurdyyeva is an international student from Turkmenistan. She is earning a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.A. with majors in Political Science and Global & International Studies and minors in German Studies and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. She is also completing the School of Business Business Entrepreneurship Certificate as well as academic success certificates in the University Honors, Global Awareness, Service Learning, and Research Experience programs.

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.

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.

Elspeth Healey is an Associate Librarian at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, where she curates the library’s holding for Special Collections. Her position entails building the collections through purchases and donation, teaching with special collections materials, proposing and participating in digital projects, engaging in public outreach (from exhibitions to blog posts), providing reference assistance for on-site and remote researchers, and collaborating with colleagues in conservation and cataloging to enhance access to the library’s collections.  Her areas of research interest include the History of the Book, special collections librarianship, and modernist literary community.

Will Haynes is Director of Engagement and Learning 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 Sherman 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 of Collections and Exhibits at the Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence, 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 associate 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 book, Karl Kraus and the Discourse of Modernity, assesses the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus's literary production as well as his relationship to other important theorists of European modernity.

Amy Millet, a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at the University of Kansas, is currently in Vienna, Austria, on a Fulbright research grant. Her work explores the connections between culinary consumption practices, such as cooking foreign recipes, purchasing imported ingredients, and dining in urban cafes, and Austrian cultural identity in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Habsburg Europe.


Dhanashree Thorat is Assistant Professor of English at Mississippi State University. She did postdoctoral research in the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas. Her research is situated at the intersection of Asian American Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and Digital Humanities.