The Federation of State Humanities Councils and the National Humanities Alliance are pleased to announce the 2023 National Humanities Conference Equitable Access grant recipients. This program has been made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

These 30 grants reimburse travel, lodging, and registration expenses relating to the National Humanities Conference for U.S.-based humanities students and humanities professionals and scholars from a range of organizations such as state humanities councils, community colleges, four-year colleges, universities, museums, and community organizations. Applications were particularly encouraged from individuals from marginalized populations and communities previously underrepresented at the National Humanities Conference.

At the National Humanities Conference, this cohort will gather to get to know one another, attend and participate in conference sessions, and meet with senior staff from the NEH.

This year’s recipients are:

Jesus Barriera Bonilla
Programs Officer
Humanidades Puerto Rico

LaNaya Butler
Conversations Coordinator
Colorado Humanities

Yvonne Candelario
Teaching Assistant, Instructor
University of South Florida

Clare Camacho
Consultant/Grant Writer
University of Guam

Shawnrece Campbell
Professor of English & Interdisciplinary Studies
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Alex Corpuz
Community Outreach Assistant
Ohio Humanities

Adora Curry
Preservation of African American Cemeteries

Aditya Desai
Program Officer, Literature
Maryland Humanities

Dominic Dongilli
Graduate Student / Curatorial Team Member
University of Iowa / Public Space One

Robyn Evans
Outreach Liaison
Radical Readers

Judith Ha
Graduate Student
Georgetown University

Ye Han
Associate Professor
Washington & Jefferson College

Melissa Helton
Literary Arts Director
Hindman Settlement School

Milla Kaut
Doctoral Student
Northwestern University

John Kennedy
Assistant Professor & Director of Latina/o Studies Minor Program
Western Carolina University

Aleezay Khaliq
PhD Student
George Mason University

Jennifer Macias
History Programs Coordinator
Colorado Humanities

Alexandra Marchesani
Programs Intern
New Jersey Council for the Humanities

Josephine Bolling McCall
The Elmore Bolling Initiative

Erlinda Naputi
Library Director/CNMI State Librarian
Joeten-Kiyu Public Library-CNMI State Library, Northern Marians Islands Center for the Book-Joeten-Kiyu Public Library, Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (PIALA), and Northern Marianas Library Association (NMLA)

Shaina Nez
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and English
Diné College

Kamecia Ridley
Communications Manager
Mississippi Humanities Council

Mario Rodriguez
Archivist Assistant/Digital Preservationist
El Progreso Memorial Library

Ariel Seay-Howard
Assistant Professor of Race, Rhetoric, and Communication
North Carolina State University

Jennifer Sierra
Doctoral Student, DEI Coordinator
University of Michigan, Michigan Humanities

Tammie Sinclair
Archivist, Los Angelitos de Robb
El Progreso Memorial Library

Isabell Sluka
PhD candidate (ABD) in German Studies
University of Connecticut

Hannah Summerville
Radical Readers Children’s Literacy Program and Curricula for Political Education

Robert Taliaferro
Representative Spokesperson
Odyssey Beyond Bars (OBB), University of Wisconsin

Kalela Williams
Director, Virginia Center for the Book
Virginia Humanities

Each year, the National Humanities Conference, co-produced by the Federation and the National Humanities Alliance, brings together more than 600 humanists from colleges, universities, state and jurisdictional humanities councils, cultural institutions, and other community-based organizations to explore approaches to deepening the public’s engagement with the humanities.  This year’s conference will be held October 25-29, 2023 in Indianapolis. Our Conference host this year is Indiana Humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by these recipients do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.