The Team


Lena Bohman is an American Studies Concentrator with a focus in the Public Humanities. She has interned at the St Louis Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis and the Fort Point Arts Community in Boston. She has also created online exhibitions for Brown University studying the history of the Nightingale Brown house and the Brown family.




Maryori Conde is a junior from South Central L.A. studying Ethnic Studies. She prides in being a first-generation, low-income Salvadoran who politically identifies as Chicana. She loves to play Tetris, study Latinidad abroad and in the U.S., catch up on the latest Jane the Virgin and DC shows, write poetry and wear gold hoops.




Sierra Edd is from the Navajo tribe and is currently a junior at Brown University concentrating in Ethnic Studies. She is also a Mellon Mays fellow doing research surrounding racial violence in border-town communities on the Navajo reservation. Some of her interests include writing poetry and making art about Native issues, politics and contemporary life.






Annie Furuyama is a junior in American Studies. She likes dreaming about sunny LA skies and a world without prisons.




bio-picVictoria Huynh is a second year concentrating in Ethnic Studies. A proud daughter of Vietnamese immigrant/refugee parents, she’s constantly thinking about critical refugee studies, Southeast Asian studies, and (transnational) women of color feminisms. In envisioning solidarity and liberation, she always comes back to Gloria Anzaldúa’s words– “Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks”.




Alex Karim is a senior studying Computer Science and Ethnic Studies. She enjoys teaching and has led both technicals workshops and workshops on social identity. She is interested in sleeping, eating fries, and looking at pictures of cats.





Renata Mauriz is a senior from Brazil studying Ethnic Studies and Public Policy. Her experiences as an undocumented immigrant in the United States continues to shape her academic curiosities and passion for building coalitions across intersecting issues affecting those most marginalized.





Cris Martinez is a junior studying Ethnic Studies and English. He likes eating mangoes, building power with folks from Providence community, and harbors secret dreams of becoming a corrido singer.





Anna Meyer is a junior concentrating in Education and American Studies. She is interested in History/Social Studies museum education. She has previously worked on exhibits at the National Museum of American History and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.




Sam Savello is a junior concentrating in Hispanic Studies from Long Island, New York. She is a columnist for The Herald, tutors for Brown SAT Prep and mentors students through the New Scientist Program and the Matched Advising Program for Sophomores. In her free time, Sam enjoys creative writing, weightlifting and watching Netflix.




Joy Yamaguchi is a senior concentrating in Ethnic Studies who believes that the personal and the emotional can be powerful and subversive tools within academia. If she is not talking about representations of marginalized narratives and sustainable community building, you can usually find her on the quidditch pitch or staring lovingly at dogs.



78838346Liza Yeager is American Studies concentrator from Oregon. She spends most of her time in and out of school making radio, especially stories that focus on solidarity work, historical narratives, and attempts at idealism. Liza has worked for the NPR Story Lab, and she’s also the co-founder of Now Here This, an audio storytelling platform at Brown.


Robert Lee is Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies and a faculty fellow at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.

Monica Muñoz Martinez is the Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies and a faculty fellow at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.

Anni Pullagura is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Brown University and the teaching assistant for Race and Remembering.