2018 Graduate Institute

Co-director , University of Iowa , History
Jacki Thompson Rand is an associate professor in the History Department and co-directs the American Indian and Native Studies Programs. Her courses focus on federal Indian law and policy, museums and memory, and public history. Her current research focuses on violence against Native women in the context of a southeastern American Indian community. 
Co-director , University of Iowa , Communication Sciences and Disorders
Zebrowski studies the problem of stuttering, from onset through treatment. During her residence at Obermann, she worked on the application of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change (TTM) to develop relapse prevention strategies for adolescents who stutter. Building upon basic and applied research using the TTM to develop interventions for a wide range of clinical populations, the specific aim of her exploratory project was to develop and validate three new measurement scales for the key constructs of the TTM. Full bio
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Senior Fellow , University of Iowa , Communication Studies
Bailey Kelley is a critical feminist media scholar and Presidential Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. She received a BA in Cultural Studies from Columbia College Chicago and a MA from the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois Chicago. Recent projects have focused on recipe sharing and remixed corporate cookbooks; the introduction of personal computers into the home; and the racial and sexual politics of Comedy Central's Broad City. Her dissertation analyzes 21st-century television technologies—including...
Danielle Kennedy
Senior Fellow , University of Iowa , English
Danielle Kennedy is a PhD candidate in the Department of English, an instructor for Interpretation of Literature, and a Writing Center tutor. Her dissertation, currently in progress, will discuss queer affects and aesthetics in the context of AIDS-era poetry and performance art. Before coming to Iowa, she lived in Baltimore, Maryland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and earned a BA in English from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research, writing, and teaching seek to honor the idiosyncrasies of queer lived experience, and she is currently finishing an article about poetic...