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This website and its contents were authored by Nina Kay (Hope College ‘19) in collaboration with Dr. Heidi Kraus (Hope College, Holland, MI) and Professor Allison Grimaldi-Donahue (John Cabot University, Rome, Italy). We would like to thank the Great Lakes College Association’s Global Crossroads Initiative and the Mellon Scholars Program at Hope College for their support of this project and its collaborative spirit.

Nina Kay

Nina Kay is a junior Women and Gender Studies major at Hope College, minoring in both Art History and Creative Writing. Kay received the Stephenson First-Year Writing Prize for her essay on the artist Janelle Monae and Black Feminism, and The Arts and Humanities Dean Award for her essay on Alice in Wonderland and neuro diversities. This past summer, Kay did research on masculinity in children's media, with funding provided by the Hope College Mellon Scholars Program. Kay’s research culminated in the digital project Second Classroom Media which can be viewed here
 At Hope Kay is part of the Mellon Scholars, an honors program that explores the digital humanities through scholarship and research. Kay is also  the founder and President of Hope College's Women's Empowerment Organization. After graduation Kay plans on a career producing children's media. 

Dr. Heidi Kraus

Dr. Heidi E. Kraus is Associate Professor of Art History and the Director of The De Pree Gallery at Hope College, specializing in art from the Early Modern through Contemporary periods.

She has written on the work of Jacques-Louis David and is published in Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture (Vols. 44 and 48) and Art Inquiries (formerly the SECAC Review). 

She co-authored with Nicholas K. Rauh A Short History of the Ancient World published by The University of Toronto Press in 2017.

Her current teaching and research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century iconography in contemporary French visual culture.

Allison Donahue

Allison Grimaldi-Donahue is a writer, translator, editor, and educator. Her work has appeared in places like Words Without Borders, Electric Literature, Gramma Poetry, Dead King Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue and Funhouse Magazine. She writes about contemporary art for Mousse Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, and BOMB. She has been an NEA Fellow at the Vermont Studio Center, a Bakeless Fellow at the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference and an artist in residence at Mass MoCA. She is fiction editor at Queen Mob’s Teahouse and associate editor for translations at Anomaly. She holds degrees from Middlebury College, the University of Toronto and an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a PhD candidate at the European Graduate School and teaches writing at John Cabot University, Rome

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