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Taneil Ruffin

Photo of Taneil RuffinM.A. Student 

Fields: 19th-Century U.S., Environmental History, Public History
Education: A.B., History, Brown University (2017)
Taneil's research explores the relationships between people's understanding(s) of the natural world and various social and political projects throughout the Americas during the long nineteenth century. She is also pursuing a certificate in Public History. During her time in the program, Taneil has enjoyed several opportunities to further explore these interests through her work on projects for the Humanities Action Lab, the National Park Service, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.