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Mellon Foundation Public Humanities Fellowship

I was blessed to spend eight weeks (May – July 2015) working as a Mellon Public Humanities Fellow at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The Rackham Graduate School at U-M featured my work in this article.

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Photo by Bruce Harkness

I collaborated with a team of educators in order to survey their existing educational materials, understand their audiences, clarify their needs, and produce materials in order to meet those needs.

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Working in the museum library

I drew on my academic research, specifically my work on Arab American diaspora communities and on Arab American women, in order to produce a new Prezi on Arab American History & Culture. I also created two new presentations on Arab American Women and Arab Diaspora communities in the U.S.

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From a Prezi on Arab American History & Culture

I  learned a great deal about the Arab American National Museum’s history, organizational structure, educational materials, exhibits, curation process, event planning, community collaborations, and donor relations/fundraising. This was a great experience!

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