Raquel EscobarPublic Engagement Manager, Humanities Action Lab


Raquel Escobar is the Public Engagement Manager and Mellon/ACLS Public Fellowfor the Humanities Action Lab. In this role, she oversees Climates of Inequality and the COVID Crisis: Building Leadership at Minority Serving Institutions, a new Mellon funded national initiative to build infrastructure for minority-serving colleges and universities (MSIs) to foster public humanities climate leaders in a world changed by COVID-19. She also oversees HAL’s new mass listening project, currently in the collecting phase, that centers the intersection of COVID-19 and Climates of Inequality from frontline communities’ perspectives. This project will become a new collective multi-media, translocal public history project created by HAL partners. Raquel received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she specialized in comparative race and ethnicity and completed a graduate minor in American Indian & Indigenous Studies.