Humanities Institute

Staff

Dr. Pauline Strong, Director
512-471-9056 | strong@humanitiesinstitute.utexas.edu

Biography

Pauline Strong has taught anthropology, folklore and public culture, and women's and gender studies at The University of Texas at Austin since 1993. After receiving a bachelor's degree in philosophy at The Colorado College, she completed master's and doctoral degrees in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Chicago. Her research centers on historical and contemporary representations of Native Americans and American national identity in such contexts as literature, films, museums, sports arenas, and youth organizations. She was a Fellow of the Humanities Institute in 2001 and 2005, and became Associate Director in 2006.

She is the author of American Indians and the American Imaginary: Cultural Representation Across the Centuries (2012) and Captive Selves, Captivating Others: The Politics and Poetics of Colonial American Captivity Narratives (1999). She is also co-editor (with Sergei Kan) of New Perspectives on Native North America: Cultures, Histories, Representations (2006). Her articles appear in journals and anthologies in the fields of American Studies, cultural studies, history, media studies, Native American Studies, and sports studies as well as anthropology.

Clare Callahan, Program Coordinator
512-471-9056 | ccallahan@utexas.edu

Biography
Clare Callahan is a PhD Candidate in English at Duke University. Her research interests include American literature from the late 19th-century to mid-20th century, working-class literature, and literary representations of poverty, labor, and space. She also works in the fields of Women's Studies, African American Studies, and the Digital Humanities. She has taught literature and writing courses at Brooklyn College and Duke University. 

Peter Khalil, Senior Student Associate
512-471-9056 | peterkhalil@utexas.edu

Biography
Peter is a Government and Economics double major at the University of Texas at Austin. In his free time he manages the Texas Dabke dance team, and is an avid day trader. He’s interested in global cultures, especially Mediterranean and Latin American cultures. He plans to work with the United States State Department as a Foreign Service agent and also has entrepreneurial aspirations.
     

Alejandra Martinez, Student Assistant

512-471-9056 | martineza12@utexas.edu

Biography
Alejandra is a Human Development and Family Sciences major with a minor in Business of Healthcare at the University of Texas at Austin.  In her free time she reads and explores the food scene in Austin.  She plans to continue her education by persuing a masters in public health.  

  • Humanities Institute

    University of Texas at Austin
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    Mailcode F1900
    Austin, Texas 78712
    512-471-9056