Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D.
Cristina Stanciu, Ph.D., is director of the Humanities Research Center and associate professor in the VCU Department of English, where she has been a faculty member since 2011. Stanciu is a scholar of multiethnic and Indigenous cultures in the United States, who works at the intersection of several fields in American studies: Native American and Indigenous studies, visual culture, and immigration and citizenship studies. Stanciu is committed to supporting and promoting faculty scholarship and intellectual community in the College of Humanities and Sciences, as well as broadening the rich connections between humanistic research at VCU and the student body and Richmond communities. Visit her faculty page on the Department of English's website for a full academic bio.
Catie-Reagan Palmore is the administrative coordinator for the Humanities Research Center. She earned her master's in strategic design and management from the Parsons School of Design where she focused on gender and dress. She is pursuing a doctorate in arts education.
In addition to her studies, she is a practicing artist in the mediums of photography, painting and textiles. Her work has been featured in galleries in Richmond, Philadelphia and New York.