Student Projects

Spring 2023
  • Emily Abraham
PAH 150A3 - The Great Outdoors: Improving Health, Wellness, and Creativity by Living Life Outside
Students enrolled in PAH 150A3 "The Great Outdoors: Improving Health, Wellness, and Creativity by Living Life Outside" get the opportunity to imagine, design, implement, and evaluate their own public-facing applied project, creatively connecting what they learn in class with how they understand and value the great outdoors. For her applied project, Emily Abraham developed two guided...
Spring 2023
  • Tylea Jorgenson
PAH 160D1 - Play: An Interactive Introduction
In Play: An Interactive Introduction, students think critically about how we conceive of and understand play, including how it can be utilized in a range of contexts, such as facilitating learning, building community, and addressing social injustices. Over the course of the semester, students complete Play Journals, in which they are tasked to play according to specific prompts — such as playing...
Spring 2023
PAH 160D1 - Play: An Interactive Introduction
In my Spring 2023 iteration of Play: An Interactive Introduction, students worked in groups to develop, test, and analyze a play experience in partnership with community partner the Children’s Museum Tucson (CMT). Working within several of their existing program areas — which address topics including local natural and cultural ecologies, music and movement, and STEM — students created a range of...
Spring 2023
The Spring 2023 iteration of Bloom was another insightful celebration of student creativity and public engagement, showcasing projects across PAH classes, internships, and more! The Spring 2023 event was curated by Professors Jacqueline Barrios and Harris Kornstein, and projects took the form of maps, guided meditations, board games, web archives, fotonovelas, and more, covering topics ranging...
Spring 2022
  • Abiel Marquez
PAH 150A1 - Video Game Sights, Sounds & Stories
Video games present seemingly endless possibilities for exploration and study. In PAH 150A1, we begin to unravel some of that fascinating complexity by learning about how games are made, how they are studied, and how they affect the world. In his Honors project for the course, Abiel Marquez develops a podcast to explore how we even understand what a game is and how players decide what kinds of...
Spring 2022
  • Darionne Williams
PAH 201 - Applied Humanities Practice: Techniques & Technologies for Public Enrichment
There is a small yet not so small population in the United States that must work at least twice as hard as their peers. I'm referring to college students who are also parents. I wanted to make a meaningful project showing the lives of these students but if you're one, you know, they simply don't have the time to spare. So, I pulled out my tripod, set it up as I went, and I filmed a...
Spring 2022
An annual event, Bloom offers PAH students an opportunity to showcase their public and applied humanities projects, pollinating ideas with peers, faculty, and community partners. This year's event was curated by Professors Jacqueline Barrios and Harris Kornstein, and projects included collaborative zines, digital archives, poetry, dance, photography, interactive maps, games, social media...
Fall 2021
  • Victoria Almanza
  • Maki Bispham
  • Morgan Burke
  • Jacobo Castelo
  • Jaqueline Chaparro
  • Gabbi Ciadella
  • Kylee Cook
  • Grace Driskill
  • Dyllon Enos
  • Victoria Gifford
  • Cassidy Johnson
  • Sydney Johnson
  • Logan McAvoy
  • Caitlin Mitsue
  • Garrett Szura
  • Nya Thomas
  • Katelyn Tippett
  • Shannon Vivoda
PAH 160D5 - Bedtime: Exploring the Cultures & Practices of Sleep
The need for sleep is ubiquitous and part of everyday existence. Like many things that are part of our routine, however, we rarely take the time to consider sleep critically: Why do we sleep? Is sleep different from culture to culture? In what ways is sleep made valuable (or not)? And what’s with dreaming? In PAH 160D5 ("Bedtime: Exploring the Cultures and Practices of Sleep"), we...
Fall 2020
  • Victoria Almanza
  • Erin McDaniel
  • Maddy Niffenegger
  • Samantha Taylor
  • Bruno Villafuerte
  • Ellie Weil
  • Julia Wilkinson
PAH 150A3 - The Great Outdoors: Improving Health, Wellness & Creativity by Living Life Outside
From physicians and neuroscientists to poets and songwriters, people around the world have long expressed how even brief immersion in nature can improve the human condition. This course--PAH 150A3 The Great Outdoors: Improving Health, Wellness, and Creativity by Living Life Outside--explores humanities artifacts, including essays, poetry, podcasts, memes, songs, public art, and other creative...
Fall 2020
  • Jackson Ryan Peters
PAH 331 - Video Game Studies: Critical/Cultural Approaches
In PAH 331 (Video Game Studies: Critical/Cultural Approaches), students engage with a broad range of different game studies theorists and methods. For his Honor's project for the course, Jackson Peters draws on computer game industry scholars as he explores how video games have reshaped our media and cultural landscapes in ways that extend beyond just the contents of the games themselves. In...
Fall 2020
  • Makenna Aitken
PAH 160 - Play: An Interactive Introduction
Play is perhaps the most foundational problem-solving and meaning-making practice humans engage in. In PAH 160D1 (Play: An Interactive Introduction), students explore the history of play, it's connections to education and human development, and the ways that play can be used to improve our lives and our communities. For her Honor's project in the course, Makenna Aitken explores how the...
Summer 2020
  • Cameron Bly
  • Zachery Braaten-Schuettpelz
  • Pierson Brackpool
  • Angelo Bravo
  • Eve Chase
  • Logan Coddington
  • Matthew Cortez
  • Ryland Dodge
  • Hanna Drue
  • Dori Enzler
  • Blake Farfan
  • Dominic Fiore
  • Braulio Flores
  • Hayli Gibson
  • Jordan Goldman
  • Nathan Grossman
  • Carly Hartman
  • Kaden Hopson
  • Josh Kahn
  • Brandon Kaplan
  • Ashwin Khawani
  • Tina Le
  • Xylia Marquez
  • Kyle McCarthy
  • Kurt Nacionales
  • Eliana Ortiz
  • Elianna Perez
  • Hunter Pesqueira
  • Paula Rhyne
  • Noah Salinas
  • Jacob Sichmeller
  • Dustin Taylor
  • Kyle Tremose
  • Hanna Wietsma
  • Kaylee Wilt
  • Alex Wu
PAH 160D3 - Memes: The Art & Craft of Microstorytelling
The idea of the "meme" was coined by Richard Dawkins in the 1970s to describe units of culture that replicated in a similar way to genetic material—things like catch phrases, clothing fashions, or slogans. The term has since come to primarily mean internet memes, the vast world of audiovisual and textual material that is copied and reinterpreted by internet users under the logics of...
Fall 2019
  • Genevieve Craven
  • Julia Cavallaro
  • Keeley Howe
  • Lindsey Riordan
  • Veronica Jackson
PAH 200 - Introduction to Applied Humanities
The UA Memo­r­ial MAP Pro­ject is a humanist ini­tia­tive to doc­u­ment and reconnect with the unique memorials on the Uni­ver­sity of Arizona campus. We have embedded a virtual map of cultural and historical memorials on and around our University of Arizona campus. This map provides locations, pictures, and descriptions of many of the monuments and memorials one may experience or see on campus....