Who We Are

Jacob Noble

Jacob Noble is a current student in the Master’s of Heritage Studies and Public History program at the University of Minnesota. His focus is Historic Preservation, and he is especially interested in how diverse communities can become better informed about and involved in local, state, and federal preservation initiatives. Jacob graduated from Earlham College with a BA in History in 2018. He is also working on A Public History of 35W and has previously worked with the Minnesota Department of Transportation assisted in developing a public engagement plan during their Section 106 review on future projects.

Andre Kobayashi Deckrow

Andre Kobayashi Deckrow is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Heritage Studies and Public History program and the Department of History. He completed his PhD in the History-East Asia program at Columbia University. A historian of global migration, his current book project examines Japanese state-sponsored migration to Brazil in the early twentieth century. He is interested in questions of colonialism, national identity, and citizenship. He has also contributed to public history projects on Japanese American history in Southern California and worked with secondary school teachers to develop curricula for teaching world history.

Andrea Manalov

Likes to read a book every week. Has a cat. A historian of global migration, his current book project examines Japanese state-sponsored migration to Brazil in the early twentieth century. He is interested in questions of colonialism, national identity, and citizenship. He has also contributed to public history projects on Japanese American history in Southern California and worked with secondary school teachers to develop curricula for teaching world history.

Acoma Gaither

Likes to travel.

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