New McGillicuddy Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellows Announced for 2020-21

University of Maine students Nolan Altvater, Hailey Cedor, Nola Prevost and Katherine Reardon have been named the fall 2020–spring 2021 Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC) undergraduate fellows. 

Fellows receive $4,000 a semester for two consecutive semesters while they work on their chosen humanities projects and serve as humanities ambassadors to peers, the campus and beyond.

Nolan Altvater, a secondary education major with a minor in creative writing, was selected for his project “Decolonizing Maine Education: Creating an Educational Resource for Better Implementation of the Wabanaki Studies Law,” to be advised by Bridie McGreavy, associate professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism.

Hailey Cedor, a history major with a minor in environmental horticulture, will be advised by Anne Knowles, a professor in the Department of History, on her project “Local Involvement, Memorialization, and Denial: the Complexities of the Holocaust in Lithuania.”

Nola Prevost, an English major with a women’s, gender, and sexuality studies minor, will be working on a creative project titled “Feminist Fairy Tales” to be advised by Hollie Adams, assistant professor of creative writing in the Department of English.

Katherine Reardon, an English major and Honors student with a minor in political science, was selected for her project “Family Stories, the Truth, and How It Shapes Us,” to be advised by Melissa Ladenheim, associate dean of the Honors College.

These undergraduate fellows will join the three students returning for their second semester as McGillicuddy Humanities Center Fellows: political science major Ivy Flessen, English major Bria Lamonica, and journalism and anthropology double major Leela Stockley.

The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center (MHC), formerly the University of Maine Humanities Center, established in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in 2010, demonstrates the immediacy and applicability of humanities studies by advancing teaching, research and public engagement in the humanities in Maine. The Center serves as a locus for humanities research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and meaningful conversations among scholars, artists, students and the public through the support of lectures, symposia, panels, performances, and exhibitions, as well as individual and collaborative research by students and faculty.