Humanities Institute at Stony Brook Staff
Kathleen Wilson, Director
Kathleen Wilson is Past President of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Her scholarship addresses issues of identity and difference in eighteenth century Britain and empire. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed articles, her books include The Sense of the People: Politics, Culture and Imperialism in England, 1715-1785; The Island Race: Englishness Empire and Gender in the Eighteenth Century; A New Imperial History: Culture, Identity and Modernity in Britain and the Empire 1660-1840;and Strolling Players of Empire: Theatre, Culture and Modernity in the English Provinces. She is a series editor of Critical Perspectives on Empire for Cambridge University Press, has been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Huntington Library, among others.
Adrienne Unger, Program Coordinator
Adrienne Unger, Program Coordinator, HISB, received her BA in English/Creative Writing and Literature from Long Island University-Southampton Campus, and her MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University. Previously, she was the Administrative Coordinator at the Creative Writing and Literature program at Stony Brook Southampton. Her work for other organizations include stints at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre Foundation of Maryland, the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the Kennedy-Krieger Institute and the Baltimore Museum of Art. She was a Washington, DC staff reporter for Crain Communications Inc.’s Business Insurance Magazine and was a freelance writer for various publications including Jubilee Magazine, Black Engineers and NSBE Magazine. Adrienne’s poetry and essays have been published or are forthcoming in The Southampton Review, Chautauqua, Harvard Review Online, Oberon and Alehouse.
Ann L. Berrios, Administrative Coordinator
Ann L. Berrios has worked at Stony Brook University in various administrative capacities since 1983. Ms. Berrios graduated as an Art History major from Barnard College (1977) and received her MALS from Stony Brook in 1992. As Administrative Coordinator, Ms. Berrios has been welcoming Humanities Institute guests, keeping its accounts balanced and webpage updated since 2007. Ms. Berrios' writings have been published in The New York Times, Brevity and Open Salon. She is a photographer and web developer/designer who lives with her family (pets and human) in Stony Brook, New York.