Tasmiha Khan has been named a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Tasmiha is an independent journalist who covers a wide range of topics related to health, race, politics, culture, and religion.
Han Hsien Liew writes that he has “started a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Islamic Studies at Arizona State University in fall 2021.”
Alexandra Ketchum has two books coming out this year! The first is Engage in Public Scholarship!: A Guidebook on Feminist and Accessible Communication. The second book is Ingredients for Revolution: American Feminist Restaurants, Cafes, and Coffeehouses. Alex started her research for this book back when she was writing her honors thesis for Wesleyan’s FGSS program. Concordia University Press is releasing the books in open access (so freely available online) and in paperback.
Geri Rosenberg says: “I’ve hiked more than 3,000 miles since the summer of 2020. I followed up my Colorado Trail thru-hike with a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. I even got to take Adrian Rothschild on his first backpacking trip as an adult!”
Jake Schofield reports: “I’ve returned to my roots in Yonkers, New York—living in my great-grandma’s dusty old house—and am currently in my fifth year of teaching high school science research in the Yonkers public schools. Always looking to connect with Wesleyan people in the area, especially those who might be interested in mentoring exceptional high school students.”
Sean Curtice lives in Basel, Switzerland, where he is completing a PhD in music theory. His research concerns Filippo Trajetta, an Italian composer who immigrated to the United States in 1800, establishing the first conservatory in the country and promoting Neapolitan music-pedagogical methods. A recent research trip took Sean back to the Wesleyan campus for the first time since 2012.
Allegra Heath-Stout writes: “Laura Heath-Stout ’11 and I are proud new homeowners in Arlington, Massachusetts. More importantly, in November we welcomed our first child, River Benjamin! River is a wonderful baby and loves ceiling fans and long naps. Also, last year I had a great time creating the Access to Power Fellowship, a leadership development program focusing on disability justice, community organizing, and Judaism, as part of my work at JOIN for Justice. Kyle Rocco East was one of the fellows!”
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