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Nora L

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Middle East History, U.S. History, Memory Studies, Life Writing, Nationalism, Representation and Cultural Studies, Public History

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Develop a Webinar

One downside of scholarship is that it is often written for a tiny audience. I love working with students to counter this trend, and develop research presentations that can reach a wider audience. This may mean working to write as simply and clearly as possible, and/or learning to translate your research into formats, such as webinars, that are designed for a general audience. This is a skill you will use for life!

Curate an Instagram account

There's no better way to learn about the power of representing others than to work to represent people yourself. For this reason, in addition to reading key theoretical texts, I'll have you put what you read into practice by taking photos, posting them to a designated Instagram account, and reflecting on your own personal documentary art through a presentation format of your choice.

Write a biography

People love to read about other people. If you're fascinated by a particular person from the past, we can work on researching and writing a profile that you can publish online, or present at a local library or community center!

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