Public History PhD candidate, Shima Hosseininasab, is finalist in 3MT competition

Public History PhD candidate Shima Hosseininasab was a finalist in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenge held by the Graduate School on Oct 25. The event challenged students to present their research in three minutes.

Oak Grove Freedman’s Cemetery Left, World Heritage-nominated Bunker (center), Rhodes memorial (right)

Shima was one of ten finalists chosen out of 40 contestants. Her presentation topic was The Story of Two Breaches (and a Beheaded Bust): (Re)shaping Public Memory by Radical Interventions in Monuments

Shima studies radical interventions in monuments and memorials and compares authorized, expert-led interventions with people’s unauthorized interventions. She wishes to draw attention to the active revision of the built environment as part of the heritage process that enables alternative readings of the past. Through her research, she hopes to improve community-expert relationships and provide community members and officials with examples of creating inclusive spaces by incorporating various voices.

You can learn more about Shima and her research on her website.

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