On Tuesday, October 21, 2014, UM Alumna Kathy Harris Shinnick, a 2000 graduate of the Liberal Arts department at the University of Mississippi with a double major in English and History, presents on “Oak Ridge after the Bomb: Interpreting a Complex Legacy” in conjunction with the Common Reading Experience.
After working in sales for ten years Shinnick rediscovered her passion for history. In 2010 she enrolled as a Public History master’s student at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She is finishing work on her Master’s thesis, which discusses the ways in which Oak Ridge has presented their complicated history to the public. In May she accepted an internship with Adidas in their History Management Department in Nuremberg, Germany, where she currently lives.