Jessica Unger

Jess is a second year Master’s student in the Public Humanities program at Brown University.  Although her background is in historical archaeology, she is interested in exploring the variety of tools that people employ to understand the past and what it means in their lives today.  During her time in the Public Humanities program she has had the opportunity to work on many exciting projects, including school outreach through a collaborative teaching program called “Think Like an Archaeologist” and research for the “Slavery and Freedom” exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  She is interested in the implications of heritage work, and what that work will look like in the coming years.