Staff Bios

Hugh Thomas, Director

Pofessor 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

Dr. 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

Barry Williams, Program Coordinator 

Barry Williams is a third year PhD student in the English Department at the University of Miami. His research interests include gender and sexuality in black diasporic Anglophone writings. As a photographer he is also interested in visual art exploring similar themes about black sexuality. He is the Center for the Humanities Fellow for the 2019-2020 school year. 

‌Ony Dunnam de Gonzalez, Conference Coordinator

Ms. 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

‌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

Professor 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