Luke Borland (he/him) is a doctoral student in the Department of History. His work focuses on the impact of youth-focused federal relief programs and explores youths' position within the welfare state, public schooling, and civic education during the Great Depression. Luke is an active volunteer with the Civilian Conservation Corps/ Prisoner of War Recreation Hall Museum. He uses digital humanities methodologies to expand public access to Great Depression-era history. Prior to attending school at Iowa, Luke served at a nature-focused afterschool program through AmeriCorps. After serving on the HPG Advisory Board for the first two years of the grant, Luke is excited to continue his work with the initiative through the GRA position.
Warmest welcome to the HPG team, Luke!