CV

A condensed version of my CV is available here. For a complete, updated version, please email me at emily_esten[at]brown.edu

EDUCATION

  • MA, Public Humanities, Brown University, 2016-2018
  • BA, History and Digital Humanities, magna cum laude, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013-2016
    • Thesis: “‘Charity as Coercion: The Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society, 1833-1880.”
  • Bristol Community College, 2013-2016

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • American social and cultural history; Atlantic world; nineteenth century; urban history; maritime studies
  • Museums and cultural institutions, community engagement, social action, public humanities
  • Digital public humanities, social media, new media, digital culture

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

FIELD EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching Assistant – Brown University School of Professional Studies: Providence, RI; 2016 (5 months)
  • Front Desk Greeter – New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park: New Bedford, MA; 2016-Present
  • Collections and Curation Management Intern – Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate: Boston, MA; 2016 (3 months)
  • Visitor Services Intern – Rhode Island Historical Society: Providence, RI; 2015 (4 months)
  • Editorial Intern, University of Massachusetts Press: Amherst, MA; 2014-2015
  • Archival Intern – New Bedford Whaling Museum: New Bedford, MA; 2014 (4 months)

CONFERENCES

  • “Critical, Digital, and Public: A New Pedagogy for History and the Humanities.” Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Sacramento, CA, April 2018.
  • “Building a Feminist Future: On (Digital) Pedagogical Praxis.” Panel presentation with Danica Savonick, Melissa Meade, Christina Bosch, Whitney Sperrazza, Kristin Moriah, and Heather Suzanne Woods at HASTAC 2017, Orlando, FL, November 2017.
  • “#Resistance: Rogue Government Twitter and Digital Political Activism.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts, Baltimore, MD, October 2017.
  • “Meeting in the Middle: Community Engagement in a Digital World.” Discussant in a working group presented at the National Council for Public History, Indianapolis, IN, April 2017.
  • “Charity as Coercion: The Ladies’ Branch of the New Bedford Port Society, 1833-1880.” Paper presented at the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference, Amherst, MA, April 2016.

PROJECTS & COLLABORATIONS

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • NEMA Professional Development Award, 2016
  • EdSurge Independent Fellow, EdSurge, 2016
  • Honors Dean’s Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst Commonwealth Honors College, 2016
  • Class of 1941 Humanitarian Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst Commonwealth Honors College, 2016
  • Class of 1976 Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Humanities & Fine Arts, 2016
  • Simon & Satening Ermonian Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Amherst History Department, 2016
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016
  • Friends of the Library Undergraduate Research Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016
  • Applied Humanities Learning Lab (AppHuLL) Mellon Fellow, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2016
  • Senior Grant for Honors Thesis Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015
  • Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015
  • Frank and Helen DiGiammarino Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2015
  • CHFA Dean’s Achievement Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Amherst,  2015
  • Five College Digital Humanities Microgrant, 2014
  • Richard W. Bauer Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014
  • Dean’s Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  •      New England Museum Association
  •      American Association for State and Local History
  •      National Council of Public History
  •      American Historical Association
  •      Fembot Collective
  •      Organization of American Historians