Maggie Unverzagt Goddard is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Brown University. In her dissertation, Improper Objects: Embodied Aesthetics and the Politics of the Pelvis, she explores the relationship between objects and the body through visual culture, performance, and protest. She received her bachelor’s degree in Religion with a minor in Philosophy from Haverford College and holds master’s degrees in Public Humanities from Brown University and in American Studies from the George Washington University. She previously worked at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Thomas Alva Edison High School/John C. Fareira Skills Center, Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Museum of American History, and MOCA Cleveland.
Sophie Don is a second-year MA student in Public Humanities at Brown University. As an undergraduate at Skidmore College, her research focused on memorializing and teaching about World War II and the Holocaust across the US and in Germany. Since graduating, Sophie has been developing and implementing community outreach programming as well as public arts projects in her home city, Philadelphia. Sophie has worked at the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, National Museum of American Jewish History, Historic Philadelphia Inc., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. At Brown, Sophie is exploring collection interpretation, focusing on educational programming and media literacy.
Hanna Leatherman is a first-year MA student in Public Humanities at Brown University. She earned her BA in Art History from Transylvania University in 2015, and has worked in community outreach and art education at organizations in her home state of Kentucky, the intermountain west, and rural New England. Coming to Brown from the education department at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, Hanna now centers her academic and professional work around critical museum theory, soft power, and creative placemaking, exploring the promise these areas hold for redefining the role art museums as anchors of community life and leaders in social innovation outside coastal urban centers.
Previous Tiny Team members: Meera White MA ’20, Julia Renaud MA ’19