Maggie Unverzagt Goddard created Tiny Exhibits in 2019. She 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.
Hanna Leatherman is a second-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 of art museums as anchors of community life and leaders in social innovation outside coastal urban centers.
Deborah Krieger is a second-year student in the Public Humanities MA Program hailing from Los Angeles, CA. She is passionate about the arts in the public sphere and is interested in advocating for art as an important tool for communication, curiosity, and connection. Previously, she was the curatorial assistant at the Delaware Art Museum and a Fulbright grantee in Vienna, Austria. She received her BA from Swarthmore College in 2016, where she majored in art history and minored in German and film studies. Her art-historical focus is on the intersection of curatorial vision, public programming, and social activism. She is also an arts and culture writer with bylines at the Los Angeles Review of Books, PopMatters, and Artillery Magazine, among others.
Previous Tiny Team members: Sophie Don MA ’20, Meera White MA ’20, Julia Renaud MA ’19