Courtney Sato

Courtney completed the Public Humanities M.A. (2015-16).  For her project, she curated “Out of the Desert: Resilience and Memory in Japanese American Internment.”  The exhibit was shown at Sterling Memorial Library Memorabilia Room, Yale University and reviewed by the New York Times (December 1, 2015).  She was also Co-Organizer of “Legacies of Incarceration: 75 Years After Executive Order 9066” (October 5-7, 2017). This three-day public symposium marked the 75th roundtable discussions, a keynote address by legal scholar Hiroshi Motomura, and workshops related to historical preservation, curation, and digital interpretation.  She was a selected participant. In the Public History Institute: “Interpreting Difficult Histories” (June 25-30, 2017), which was cnvened by the Yale Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.  In 2014-2016, she was on the advisory committee for a World War II Nisei Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Digital Exhibition for the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History and the National Veterans Network.

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