Annie Valk is a teacher, historian, and advocate of community-based learning in the arts and humanities. At Williams, she coordinates Claiming Williams Day, a series of interactive events about building and sustaining a more inclusive community. Through the Center for Learning in Action, she works with students and faculty on arts and humanities projects that emphasize experiential learning and community-campus connections. Her expertise includes oral history projects, exhibits and other programs and she has published extensively on topics related to women’s history and public history. She currently serves as the President-elect of the national Oral History Association. Annie earned her doctorate in History from Duke University. Prior to coming to Williams, Annie served as Deputy Director of the Center for Public Humanities at Brown University.