R. Jamaal Downey is currently a doctoral candidate at UMass Amherst. His personal story and academic interest converge around: identity; language, ideology and consciousness; pedagogy, and epistemology.
Kathryn Alexa Moritz was raised and home-schooled in rural Vermont. As part of her alternative education, she spent much of her time telling stories to her family’s sheep and her cat Pickles. She received her BA in English at the University of Vermont where she focused on Modernism, cognitive approaches to religion, and creative writing. After she completed an honors thesis that explored illness narrative as a kind of travel narrative, she attended Dartmouth College. Her work there focused on fiction and 20th Century Literature. She is currently working on a family history and a novel while living in the New York City Metro area. She misses Vermont greatly and hopes to be back soon.
Keri Wolfe is a third-year MALS student in the Globalization track. Keri had been working in the field of early childhood education, but recently served as a teaching assistant for Dartmouth's Writing 2-3 freshmen program. Her research revolves around health social movements in the 1960s and 1970s, and their emphases on patients' lived experiences as valid healthcare knowledge. Keri hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in American history and social movement studies. She wrote this piece, "Maximum Feasible Participation," for her summer independent study on women and welfare reform in the twentieth century with Dr. Julia Rabig.
Thea Calitri-Martin is a musician; teaching elementary school music during the day and playing classical/jazz French horn wherever she can. She is following the creative writing track in the MALS program.
Sebastian Galbo grew up in Williamsville, New York where he attended Niagara University. There he earned a B.A. in English and Philosophy. He is a first-year MALS student on the General Studies Track. He will spend this summer working as a graduate researcher at Yale University's Center for Bioethics. In his spare time he enjoys listening to opera.
Preston McBride - Dartmouth '11, MALS '13 (Comanche), born in New Jersey, majored in Economics and minored in Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. He is on the Cultural Studies track in MALS and is currently taking his last class. In his free time he enjoys the outdoors, kayaking, fishing, hunting, snowboarding, and time with friends. His academic interests lie at the intersection of health, disease, death, and US Federal Indian Policy, namely genocide. He hopes to pursue his doctoral degree in American History.
Henry Paige is a MALSian on the Cultural Studies track. He joined Dartmouth after teaching middle school in Boston Public Schools for 8 years. Under the name of H. Hassan Paige, he has published a book of poetry entitled, “Prometheus deMannequin in Looking for Love” as part of a series he is currently working on.
Erin Tiernan - Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Erin graduated from Regis University where she received a bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy. Afterwards she worked as a freelance writer and editor as well as an editorial assistant for several publications in Denver, Colorado. Erin came to Dartmouth’s MALS program in the fall of 2012 and is currently working on her thesis regarding modern Irish American writing in Boston and its role in modern cultural studies and literary studies.