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Michelle Burnham

English, Director 2020-2022

Michelle is a scholar and teacher of colonial American and Native American literatures, with recent interests in transoceanic and global literary and cultural history. She is the author of three books, two editions, and numerous articles; she is also editor of the digital/open access Re-Editions book series with Lever Press. She is committed to the recovery of lost or marginalized texts and voices, to interdisciplinary collaboration, and to public arts and humanities.

Amy Randall

Amy Randall

History, Associate Director 2020-22

Amy is a historian and gender studies scholar whose teaching and scholarship focuses on European and Soviet history as well as genocides in the twentieth century. She has published a monograph and many articles and essays on the Soviet Union, including "socialist" retail trade and consumer culture in the Stalinist 1930s, gender and sexuality during the Stalin era, and more recently, reproductive politics and Soviet masculinities in the post-Stalin era. She is also the editor of and contributing author to the volume: Genocide and Genocide in the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Survey. The expanded and updated second edition of this book is forthcoming. Amy believes in the transformative power of the arts and humanities to build a better and more just world.

Natalie Grey

Computer Science, Website Intern

Natalie is a Junior studying computer science and minoring in Management and Information Systems. Natalie is helping to build and maintain the new CAH website. Check it frequently to find out what we’re up to, how you can become involved, and to see Natalie’s excellent UX/UI ideas at work.

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Britt Cain

Department Manager

Britt supports the Center for the Arts and Humanities by coordinating the CAH budget, events, social media, fellowships, public relations, and website content. She enjoys working with the CAH team, advisors, and fellows to help plan future CAH opportunities, projects, and programs. Britt understands the value of supporting the arts and humanities and is excited to continue bringing dynamic programming to the university that resonates with students, faculty, staff, and the community.


Marie Brancati

Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships, Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

As an alumna of Santa Clara, Marie’s passion for the arts and humanities and expertise in building strategic partnerships are vital in making the Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts possible, as well as other Signature Events and Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Sandy Boyer

Web and Digital Communication, Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

As a webmaster and digital communication expert, Sandy provides critical assistance to the CAH, including the design of our entire website. Sandy holds an MBA from SCU’s Leavey School of Business and a BS in engineering from USC.

Ali Reimer

Director of Marketing and Communication, Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Ali plays a key role in helping the CAH to publicize events and manage communication with different SCU audiences. An alumna of the history and communication departments at Santa Clara University, she enjoys being able to utilize her communication degree to promote the arts and humanities while also helping a broader audience learn about and engage with important topics through CAH events and programming.