Fellows in Residence
Once each month, the resident fellows of the Hall Center (including four humanities research fellows, one creative research fellow, two Sias graduate fellows, and the Hall distinguished chair) meet as a seminar. On each occasion, one of the fellows will offer remarks on some aspect of his/her work in progress. These seminars are open to all interested faculty and graduate students.
Henry Fortunato is the founder of Sunflower Republic LLC, a consulting and creative services firm focused on public humanities undertakings. As a Visiting Fellow at the Hall Center, he directs the annual Applied Humanities Boot Camp and coordinates other aspects of the Applied Humanities Initiative that provides KU humanities graduate students with guidance, direction, internships, and networking opportunities for pursuing humanities-oriented careers outside of the professoriate. The former director of public affairs at the Kansas City Public Library, he was the Simons Public Humanities Fellow at the Hall Center in 2013-14.
Whitney Sperrazza is the Hall Center for the Humanities’ Postdoctoral Researcher in the Digital Humanities. Sperrazza will work on a substantial research project in the Hall Center and assist the faculty co-directors of the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities with workshops and teaching. She will be in residence at the Hall Center for two years, where she will act to increase the profile of digital humanities scholarship at the university.