The UHA is excited to introduce some new faces to our team! We are headed into summer with a new Membership Director and an Operations & Special Projects Assistant.
New Membership Director
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
University of Pittsburgh
We’re excited to have Amanda Boston as our new membership director! Amanda Boston is an assistant professor of Africana studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research, writing, and teaching focus on twentieth-century and contemporary African American urban history, politics, and popular culture. Her current projects explore gentrification’s racial operations in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York, and their role in the making and unmaking of the borough’s Black communities. Prior to joining the Pitt faculty, Boston was a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University. She earned her Ph.D. in Africana studies from Brown University. Welcome to the UHA team, Amanda!
We would also like to thank Kara Schlichting, our outgoing membership director, for all of the work she has done and for her dedication to the UHA. Thank you Kara, you’ll be missed!
Operations & Special Projects Assistant
Daniela Bohórquez Sheinin
University of Michigan
Daniela Bohórquez Sheinin is our new operations & special projects assistant! Daniela is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Michigan. She specializes in urban, cultural and oral history. Her dissertation, “Staging Neighborhood: Making Queens in the Construction of New York’s Last Great Park” details the complex histories of material, ethnic, social and political neighborhood change around Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York. She was co-founder and first host of the historical podcast, Reverb Effect, and her work has appeared in the Journal of Transnational American Studies, the Gotham Center for New York City History Blog, and Perspectives Daily. She also has served as co-chair for the UHA’s Early Career Committee.
This position is made possible through funding from the AHA–NEH Grants to Sustain and Advance the Work of Historical Organizations.