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Dr. Tiffany Momon is a public historian and Assistant Professor at Sewanee: The University of the South, and founder and co-director of the Black Craftspeople Digital Archive (blackcraftspeople.org), a black digital humanities project that centers black craftspeople, their lives, and their contributions to the making and building of America. Throughout her career, Momon has lectured on the subject of black craftspeople at organizations such as the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and others.
Dr. Sophia Magallanes-Tsang is a Latina Pentecostal Bible scholar who specializes in Hebrew Wisdom Literature and Old Testament Studies. She is an Assistant Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies at Fresno Pacific University. Some of her current writing projects is “Reading the Word Interculturally” through Baker Academic Publishing, and a commentary on the Book of Job with Wipf & Stock Publishing.
Lisa Rose Lamson recently received her Ph.D from Marquette University (2021) and is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor in History and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay where she teaches a variety of African American history and historic methodology courses. For the
2022-23 academic year, she was an EDI consultant for the university’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, paying particular attention to how classroom spaces and transparency can assist first-generation college students in their success and senses of belongings. She researches the intersection of education, gendered citizenship, and childhood history in 19th century urban spaces. Ultimately her research asks how children learned how to belong and how adults shaped the children’s understanding in a mid-Atlantic city and state. She is currently working on a monograph based on her dissertation, “’Our Duty is to Furnish Such Education:’ Black Childhood and Schooling in Baltimore City, 1828 – 1900” that explores black parental advocacy, the intersection of citizenship and schooling, curricular policy, and childhood. Her teaching interests include: U.S. African American History, the history of childhood, gender history, education history, the history of segregation and Civil Rights, textile and fashion history, and popular culture. She is an avid knitter, comic book and science fiction fan, and romance reader.
Education: BA University of Washington – Seattle 2009; MA/M.Ed Bowling Green State University
2014/2016; Ph.D Marquette University 2021
Ei Hlaing received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program, from the University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale, where she also completed a graduate certificate in Gerontology. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington. Dr. Hlaing has taught undergraduate research methods, brains of a psychopath, sleep & circadian rhythms, developmental psychology, and human neuropsychology, and is currently teaching at the University of Lynchburg in VA. She has numerous presentations, including some with undergraduate students she mentored. Her main research interest is the influence of sleep problems on cognitive performance in young and older adults. Dr. Hlaing originally hails from Myanmar. Her hobbies include hiking and animal rescue. She loves tutoring students one-on-one and advising them on career options.