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Humanities Center Announces Graduate Interns for Summer 2018

The Humanities Center is pleased to announce its graduate student interns for summer 2018.

The Humanities Programs Development internship will be held by Coralyn Foults Nottingham (English), and Alex Richardson (philosophy) will be the 2018 Humanities Media and Communications intern.

Started in 2017, the UTHC internship program gives advanced graduate students in nine departments the opportunity to work with UTHC staff on humanities initiatives. Two internships are offered each academic year. The Humanities Program Development intern helps develop new and existing UTHC programs for undergraduate and graduate students. The Humanities Media and Communications intern maintains the Center’s social media presence and works on communications initiatives.

Each internship offers students summer employment at the Humanities Center and training on projects ranging from website development to high-school outreach programs.

“Graduate students today need experiential learning opportunities in addition to their research training,” says Amy Elias, Lindsay Young Professor of English and director of the UT Humanities Center. “Our goal in developing the internships is to give students in the humanities those opportunities.”

Coralyn Foults NottinghamCoralyn Foults Nottingham is a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Department of English and has served as the assistant director of composition at UT. Her dissertation examines American war plays, concentrating on war plays by women and about the Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq wars. “My goal in the [internship] role will be to find ways to support research in the humanities and to help a new generation of scholars see that their work is necessary, supported, and valued,” says Nottingham.

Alex RichardsonA fifth-year PhD student in philosophy, Alex Richardson has project experience in media and design and served as the assistant director of the Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl. “I look forward to publicizing some of the fascinating and vital work done at the UT Humanities Center,” says  Richardson. “I hope to help promote the academic, social, and aesthetic values associated with humanities inquiry.” Richardson’s research concerns the nature of moral and political obligations to future people in view of the harms caused by climate change.

Those seeking more information about the UT Humanities Center graduate student internships should contact the Center at 865-974-4222 or

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