Student Research Assistants

2022-24 Graduate Research Assistant

GRA and PhD Candidate Kristofer StinsonKristofer Stinson is a presidential fellow in the Department of History and Art History and GRA at CHR. He is a historian of religion in America and the early-modern Atlantic world and is currently working on finishing his dissertation on the history of religion and archaeology. Kristofer is also an affiliate at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media where he is working on several digital projects that will hopefully launch this year. He is thrilled to be a part of the team at CHR and is looking forward to learning from the great community of scholars that make up CHR as well as helping to advance general interest in the humanities. 


Student Intern

Katherine Kania earned her BA in history with a concentration in public history from George Mason University in December 2022. She is continuing her education at GMU pursuing an MA in history with a concentration in pre-doctoral, European history. In conjunction with her degree, she is completing the Smithsonian-Mason Graduate Certificate in Digital Public Humanities. Besides volunteering for the CHR, Katie is a digital history research assistant and transcriber for the “Death by Numbers,” project led by Dr. Jessica Otis at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. She is excited to continue working with, and learning from, the professors and students of the CHR to promote and foster research in the humanities.


If you're a Mason student who would like to be involved in CHR initiatives and projects, please email CHR's Associate Director Catherine Olien at