Lance Thurner came to OHMA from Indiana University where he did his BA in History. Before the Oral History Master’s Program, Lance spent two years participating in the rebuilding process in New Orleans. His experience there, working with homeowners and volunteers, and listening to their stories of suffering, hope and struggle, led him to the study of Oral History.
Currently, Lance is a doctoral student in the History program at Rutgers University. There, he is studying the history of science and medicine in early colonial Mexico.
Lance was recently named a National HWW PreDoctoral Fellow for the Humanities Without Walls consortium.