Staff Bios

Hugh Thomas, Director

Hugh M. Thomas received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University and has taught at the University of Miami since 1988. His research focuses on the history of medieval Europe, particularly England, from the eleventh to the early thirteenth century ... Continued


meg-homerMeg Homer, Assistant Director

Meg Homer received her B.A. from the University of Richmond, where she studied English and Psychology.  She then earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, concentrating on clinical practice ... Continued


Kerri-Leanne Taylor, Program Coordinator

Kerri-Leanne Taylor is the Program Coordinator at the Center for the Humanities. She is a second-year English PhD student at the University of Miami. Originally from Stockport, England, Kerri received her BA in English and Communications .... Continued


‌Ony Dunnam de Gonzalez, Conference Coordinator

Ony Dunnam holds a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the Andres Bello Catholic University (Caracas-Venezuela), and completed various courses and seminars on Entrepreneurial Management and Family Business from the same Institution... Continued


Jack Morton, Student Assistant

Jack Morton was born and raised in South Paris, Maine. Before coming to the University of Miami, he attended boarding school in his home state, where he met students from all around the world..... Continued


Andrea Trespalacios, Student Assistant

Andrea Trespalacios is a senior, double-majoring in International Studies and English Literature, with minors in Philosophy and Ecosystem Science & Policy. After graduation, she hopes to... Continued


‌Katelyn Dorane, Student Assistant

Katelyn Dorane is a freshman at the University of Miami from Long Island, New York. The University of Miami has always been one of her dream schools, and she is beyond excited to embrace all the diverse opportunities Miami has to offer... Continued


Mihoko Suzuki, Founding Director

Mihoko Suzuki earned her A.B. in an interdisciplinary major, History and Literature, in the College Scholar Program at Cornell University and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Yale University. Her scholarship focuses on Renaissance and early modern literature and ... Continued