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christina bevilacqua Christina Bevilacqua uses the arts and humanities to cultivate conversation among diverse audiences in her roles as Programs & Exhibitions Director at Providence Public Library and Conversationalist-in-Residence at Trinity Repertory Company. From 2005 to 2016 she curated public programming at the Providence Athenaeum, where in 2006 she founded the Providence Athenaeum Salon; in 2013 the RI Council for the Humanities awarded her the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities in recognition of the Salon's impact on the cultural life in the state.  She serves on the board of the RI Council for the Humanities, has been a Community Fellow at Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage since 2014, and in July 2018 was a Fellow at the Munson Institute for American Maritime Studies at Mystic Seaport Museum.  She earned a BA in Writing and Literature from Bard College and an MA in Social Policy from the University of Chicago.