Participant Info

First Name
Celeste Tuong Vy
Last Name
Normandale Community College
Website URL
digital history, disability, visual culture, health, philanthropy, race, gender, 20th century, 19th century, mass media, poster children, fundraisers
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Personal Info

About Me

I’m Dr. Celeste Tường Vy Sharpe, professor of history at Normandale Community College. I earned my PhD in History from George Mason University in Fall 2016. Previously, I was a Penn Predoctoral Fellow for Excellence Through Diversity at the University of Pennsylvania and I worked at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media on a number of projects in the Education and Public Projects divisions.

My interests lie in visual culture and the construction of social identities. My born-digital dissertation is titled “They Need You! Disability, Visual Culture, and the Poster Child, 1945-1980,” and looks at 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. I am currently launching a new project on the imagery and discourses around women and alcoholism, with the Dia Linn and Hazelden facilities in Minnesota as my case studies.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Disability, Family, Gender, Medicine, Pedagogy, Public History, Race