Alumni Highlight

  • Graduate Reflection: The Experience of Heath Pearson, Ph.D.

    Friday, Nov 22, 2019
    by Heath Pearson

    What does it mean to belong to the African American intellectual tradition?

    Professors Eddie Glaude and Imani Perry asked this question as we sat in the first session of “AAS 500: African-American Intellectual Tradition.” It has stuck with me. And in September, when I begin a fellowship at the University of Michigan, with an appointment as an assistant professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, it will be my turn to help others explore this question. 

  • Undergraduate Reflection: The Experience of Cierra Robson '19

    Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019
    by Cierra Robson
    In Stanhope, our professors, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate colleagues push us to ask normative questions about power. More than what is, we ask what should be. The department’s multidisciplinary approach teaches us that reforms of broken systems are not enough, that some of the best solutions come from the imagined worlds of fiction or artwork, and that history often repeats itself and has effects that ripple globally.
  • ‘Thrive’ conference connects and celebrates Princeton’s black alumni

    Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
    More than 1,200 Princeton alumni and guests came to campus Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 3-5, for “Thrive: Empowering and Celebrating Princeton’s Black Alumni.” The gathering featured discussions with alumni, faculty and students, networking and social opportunities, performing arts showcases, entrepreneurship workshops and a startup showcase, and many ways to celebrate the Princeton community.
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