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Amy Richter Higgins School of Humanities Director - Clark UniversityAmy Richter is an Associate Professor of History. She received a B.A. in Urban Studies from Columbia College, Columbia University and a Ph.D. from New York University. She has been at Clark since 2000. She specializes in 19th and 20th century American history, with an emphasis on women's, urban and cultural history. Her book, Home on the Rails: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity, was published by the University of North Carolina Press. Her current research looks at marriage and the consumer marketplace at the turn of the twentieth century, and she is working on a primary source reader on 19th-century interpretations of home.

Senior Associate and Past Director

Sarah Buie

Assistant Director of Administration and Communication

Jennifer McGugan

Program Coordinator

Kathy Sloan

Higgins Steering Committee

Patrick Derr (Philosophy)
Gino DiIorio (Visual and Performing Arts)
Jay Elliott (English)
Beth Gale (Foreign Languages and Literature)
Wim Klooster (History)

Difficult Dialogues Core Leadership Team

Barbara Bigelow (Graduate School of Management)
Eric DeMeulenaere (Education)

Difficult Dialogues Executive Committee

Barbara Bigelow
Sarah Buie
James Cordova
Amy Daly Gardner
Eric DeMeulenaere
Timothy Downs
Patricia Ewick
Anita Fabos
John Garton
Stephen Levin
Amy Richter
Toby Sisson
Walter Wright

African American Intellectual Culture Series Committee

Janette Greenwood
Esther Jones
Stephanie Larrieux
Ousmane Power-Greene

Raphael Rogers
Toby Sisson

Mellon Advisory Committee

Jay Elliot
Patricia Ewick
Amy Richter
Toby Sisson
Robert Tobin
Kristina Wilson
Walter Wright

Affiliates and Partners

Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI)
The National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD)