Student Research Assistants

2022-23 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

katieKatie Kania is generously assisting behind the scenes with CHR projects again this academic year. Learn a bit more about Katie in her own words below:

“I’m a senior majoring in History with a concentration in Public History. I’m a member of Phi Alpha Theta history honor society. I’ve also attended the CHR ‘What is Humanities Research?’ undergraduate workshop. My favorite Humanities course at Mason has been Civil War and Reconstruction with Professor Christopher Hamner. In this course I learned the importance of historical thinking in examining primary sources to better understand the past and complex issues, connect ideas, and craft my own analyses. Growing up in Northern Virginia, close to so much history, has fostered my love for the subject. That combined with an enthusiasm for primary sources and writing, and encouragement from my professors, have inspired me to pursue research in the Humanities.”

We're so appreciative of your support and your interest in humanities research, Katie!


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