History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe

Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe

Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe

US history, digital history and pedagogy, visual culture, disability history

Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe is a PhD Candidate in history and art history at George Mason University. She received her MA in history from the University of Calgary, and her BA from California State University, Bakersfield with a major in history and minor in philosophy. Her primary research interest is in the role of visual culture in constructing social identities. Her dissertation, titled “They Need You!: Disability, Visual Culture, and the Poster Child, 1945-1980,” examines how charitable organizations, disabled children and their families, and the public understood and shaped ideas about disability, identity, philanthropy, family, and the nation after WWII. The focus for this project is on representations and understandings of physical disability, with depictions of polio and muscular dystrophy serving as the central case studies.

Celeste has been a teaching assistant at George Mason, and has spent the last several years as a research assistant in the education division of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. She has co-taught online professional development courses for K-12 educators, and has been the digital fellow for the Society for the History of Children and Youth. In summer 2014, she contributed to the Getty digital art history and NEH-ODH digital history workshops for mid-career scholars run by RRCHNM. In addition, she is currently leading the website redesign for the Society of Civil War Historians.

Selected Publications

“How We Learned to Drop the Quiz: Writing in Online Asynchronous Courses,” with Nate Sleeter and Kelly Schrum. Web Writing (2015, Michigan Publishing).

Grants and Fellowships

ACH Microgrant with Jeri Wieringa for "Bridging the Gap: Women, Code, and the Digital Humanities". http://dhbridge.org/

Joseph and Dorothy Censer Fellowship, 2014