UMMA and U-M History of Art Department are happy to announce that Ph.D. candidate Isabelle Gillet has been selected as UMMA's Irving Stenn Jr. Fellow in Public and Digital Humanities and Museum Pedagogy for the 2021 academic year.
Endowed in 2014 by longtime UMMA supporter Irving Stenn, Jr. (BA ’52, JD ’55), this fellowship directly addresses key initiatives for UMMA in nurturing promising young scholars and exposing them to career paths in the museum. Isabelle will work closely with Andrew W. Mellon Curator for University Learning and Programs David Choberka on multiple projects over the next year.
Gillet’s selection comes after a redefinition of the scope of fellowships endowed by Stenn. Previous Fellows specialized in curatorial work and developing exhibitions in deep collaboration with UMMA. As the 2021 Stenn Fellow in Public and Digital Humanities and Museum Pedagogy, Gillet will be working with the Museum’s Public Experience and Learning team on projects that touch university learning, public engagement, and K-12 programs.