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Howdy, Partner: Collaborating and Connecting Beyond Campus

April 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Part of the Humanities for the Public Good Symposium, “Howdy, Partner: Collaborating and Connecting Beyond Campus” is a panel discussion on outreach.


Dr. Malinda Lowery is Director of the Center for the Study of the American South and Professor of History at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she also earned her PhD in History. Her research includes Indigenous history, with a special focus on the Native South and her own community, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She is also a documentary film producer and oral historian. She lives in Durham, NC.


Qua Lynch Adkins, MPHis the Native Student Engagement Coordinator at the UNC American Indian Center, where she plans and implements programs (i.e. Carolina Horizons, New Native Student Orientation, the Native Pathways to Professional Development Series, etc.), cultivates partnerships, and coordinates events that foster the professional development of American Indian high school and undergraduate students. Qua is a citizen of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe and has strong connections to each of the Tribal Nations in North Carolina and many beyond the state, due to her lifelong community service.

Heidi Kim is an associate professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Her research ranges through nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature and Asian American studies. Prof. Kim received her undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University, with a brief management consulting stint in between. (“It’s a long story,” she says.) She has been a Tar Heel since 2010. In her spare time, Prof. Kim is also chair of the Board of North Carolina Asian Americans Together, a 501(c)3 organization, and has served on the Town of Chapel Hill’s Environmental Stewardship Advisory Board.

Andreina Malki immigrated to the United States from the rural town of Paysandú, Uruguay in 2001 when she was thirteen years old. She attended Furman University, where she studied psychology and Chinese, and then to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Global Studies in 2016. Andreina is currently a PhD student in the Geography department where her work focuses on legal geography, territory, sovereignty, corporate power, and Latin Americas. She has done extensive work with immigrant communities through Student Action with Farmworkers and Siembra NC. 

Erin M. Stephens is a Black feminist sociologist and educator who engages an intersectional analysis in her work and in her research. She brings her experience in program development, gender justice, youth development, research and assessment to her role as the Program Director for The Beautiful Project, an arts-based collective in North Carolina that uses photography, writing, and care to advance the wellness and representational justice of Black women and girls. She has 17 years of experience advocating for social and institutional change to better meet the needs of marginalized populations, particularly women and youth of color. 








April 8, 2021
1:00 pm