Public Humanities Fellows

As part of the Humanities at Large initiative, the JHI has created two new fellowships: the Visiting Public Humanities Fellow and Community-Engaged Early Career Fellow. These two new fellows will join the JHI Circle of Fellows. These fellowships are designed to encourage knowledge transfer and exchange between the academy and the public.

Daniel McNeilVisiting Public Humanities Fellow: Daniel McNeil

Daniel McNeil (Ph.D. History, University of Toronto, 2007) is the first person to hold the Visiting Public Humanities Fellowship. He has many years of experience nurturing interdisciplinary communities, fostering innovations in education, and leading public outreach work in Canada (as an Associate Professor of History at Carleton University and Visiting Professor in the Department of the Humanities at York University), the United States (as Ida B. Wells-Barnett Professor of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University), and the United Kingdom (as Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Hull and Newcastle University). Read more…

Khaled Abu JayyabCommunity-Engaged Early Career Fellow: Khaled Abu Jayyab

Khaled Abu Jayyab (Ph.D. Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, 2019) recently completed doctoral research titled Nomads in Late Chalcolithic Mesopotamia: Mobility and Social Change in the 5th and 4th Millennium BC based on extensive archaeological research conducted in the Republic of Georgia on the origins of viticulture and wine production. His work regularly brings him into engagement with government agencies in Canada and Georgia, museum partnerships, and media outreach initiatives with public school students. Read more…