HIA is pleased to announce four HARA recipients for 2016.
Congratulations to the recipients and best of luck as they move forward with their projects!
Check back here for project updates as well as future calls for applications.
Ivon Padilla-Rodriguez’s research concerns how US immigration deals with migrant children in the twentieth century, and she aspires to use his knowledge and skills as a historian to advise on immigration policies in the future. She will volunteer at The Door, a legal aid society, to provide Spanish translation services and legal screenings to unaccompanied child migrants from Central America. With the HARA award, she hopes to be able to further her research and provide programming support through the outreach and service with The Door.
Kathryn K. Lasdow is working as an Assistant Public Historian at the Brooklyn Historical Society with her HARA award. She is helping to curate the upcoming Waterfront exhibition, which deals with Brooklyn’s waterfront history. In addition, she will continue to build a database that serves as a guiding internal resource for curators, designers and archives staff, that was provided a web-based digital archive of Brooklyn Historical Society. As a member of the Waterfront exhibition team, she communicate Waterfront’s historic and cultural importance to public and scholarly audiences.
Alma Igra worked as a Research Assistant at The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) in Brooklyn to explore some of those early 20th century implications of food and culture in research projects targeted for the public. As a researcher and intern in MOFAD, Alma worked on historical research for their new tours on MOFAD City, and she also used her experience form Columbia to help the center build educational outreach specifically designed for college students.
Robert Corban used his HARA to bring his research beyond academia at New York Botanical Garden and use the projects and sources there to enhance his own dissertation research. He also helped to prepare marketing and logistical details for NYBG/Columbia University Workshop of the spring of 2017.