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Project Team:

Mytheli Sreenivas is a faculty member in the Departments of History and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State. Students in her course, “History of Feminist Thought” (WGSST 2550) in Spring 2016 inspired her to begin the work that led to Reclaiming Our Histories. She and the students were interested in how history could connect to feminist activism, and together they explored how and why knowing about OSU histories might shape our thinking and action in the present. She has been fortunate to work with many OSU students who have contributed their research, ideas, and perspectives to the project. Mytheli’s research focuses on women’s and gender history in modern South Asia. She is the author of two books, Wives, Widows and Concubines: The Conjugal Family Ideal in Colonial India and Reproductive Politics and the Making of Modern India, and multiple articles. 

Leigh Bonds is an associate professor and the digital humanities librarian. She consults with faculty and students on research and teaching, teaches digital humanities praxis and pedagogy, collaborates on projects, and coordinates the campus digital humanities network.

Student Contributors: 

Hyun-Joo Everett, née Mooney is a half-Korean adoptee and a Ph.D. candidate of African diplomatic history at The Ohio State University. She has a B.A. in English Literature and World History (Pitt, ‘16) and an M.A. in History (OSU, ‘20). She is currently a Mershon Center for International Security Studies Fellow and writes poetry in her spare time. Her poetry has been or will be published in The Maine ReviewLunch TicketPoets Reading the NewsBeyond Queer Words Anthology (2021), The Elevation Review, and others. Follow her on Twitter: @hyun_joo_kim  

Nicole Edgerton graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in History and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University in 2019, and received her Master of Arts degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in May of 2021. During her undergraduate and graduate years, she participated in student activism, served as treasurer of the WGSS undergraduate honorary society, and served as co-president of the WGSS graduate student association. Her research has focused on histories of feminist thought and activism broadly, and more specifically the intersections of white supremacy, cis-heteropatriarchy, and reproductive (in)justice in sexual health education. Outside of academia, Nicole has also been involved in community organizing work with URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, fighting for reproductive justice for all Ohioans.  

Meg Johnston graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies in 2018. While studying at OSU, they were a member of Triota and found such a community within the WGSS department. Meg then moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2019 to complete a Master of Science degree in Software Development. They are particularly interested in technological equity, accessibility, and intersections relating to access and experiences of technology and healthcare. Meg did their graduate dissertation developing a mental health triage application to assess clients’ needs, suggest resources/ intervention accordingly, and increase access to healthcare and community resources for those who may be unable to pay out-of-pocket. 

Samantha Turner graduated from The Ohio State University in 2019 with degrees in English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, before earning her Master's in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University in 2020. Sam's graduate work focused on feminist rhetorics and understanding University writing tutors' experiences of work training. She started her consulting business, SJT Consulting, to support writing, editing, and idea development in her community, and works as a writing coach for multiple college admissions consulting firms. Sam also works as a baker, and has plans to pursue a doctoral degree focusing on sociology and food cultures whenever the world feels a little more stable.   

Ali Alkhalifa (he/they) is a current graduate student from The Ohio State University, working on receiving his Master's in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Ali's graduate work focuses on feminist popular culture studies, specifically the internet phenomenon that is cancel culture. He has been contributing to the website since 2021, beginning during his undergraduate time at OSU, working on exhibits such as "Lesbian Bars in Columbus" and "The History of the WGSS Program at OSU." Ali continues to help out the ROH team through exhibit contribution, as well as project coordination and collaboration. 

Mia Cai Cariello (she/her) graduated from The Ohio State University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with minors in Human Rights, Asian-American Studies, and Studio Art. She later went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University in 2023. Mia was the founder of the student organization Take Back the Night at Ohio State, which focused on anti-rape activism and advocating with survivors. Her graduate work focused on examining interpersonal violence, self-defense, and anti-rape activist history through an intersectional feminist lens. Her MA thesis focused specifically on researching and documenting historic and contemporary anti-rape activism and self-defense strategies at OSU from the 1970s to 2023.