Handsome Dan is the alter ego of Genevieve Carpio
, the Yale Postdoctorate in the Department of History
and the Program of Ethnicity, Race, and Migration
. She completed her doctorate in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Prior, Carpio earned her masters in urban planning from the University of California Los Angeles. As a graduate student, she held a USC Provost Fellowship, a PAGE Fellowship from the public humanities collaborative Imagining America, and a Dissertation Fellowship from the Ford Foundation.
Her manuscript project, Racial Movements,
pushes for analyses that recognize ideas, policies, and practices of mobility and settlement as agents in the production of racial difference, and by extension, the boundaries of citizenship. She has served as a coordinator for the Los Angeles and Metropolitan Studies group at the Huntington Library and has published in the Journal of Urban Affairs
, Casden Annual Review
, Journal of American History
, and Arcadia
local history series.
Carpio’s pedagogical approach emphasizes experiential learning, community partnerships, and project-based work. As a Clay fellow, she will develop a course exploring the intersection between digital media and the history of race, ethnicity, and migration.