Aishah Olabisi Balogun

Class of 2023
Undergraduate, Concentrator

Hailing from the great city of Atlanta, Georgia, Aishah is a a member of the class of 2023. Since as young age, she has been committed to understanding and  interrogating forms of injustice, particularly as it applies to Black people around the world. Along with African American studies, Aishah holds a deep passion for the arts. She was introduced to analog photography at Princeton and has since pursued it independently and presented her work in an all student exhibition entitled Stitching.  Examining the intersection of Art, specifically Black art, and social justice in order to understand its radical function and how it can be further utilized in our current world is at the center of her research. 

Outside of academics, Aishah is involved in several performing arts groups on campus, namely the Black Arts Company, of which she is the President Emeritus, and Dorobucci African dance company. She is also a co-host of The Orange Table podcast with the Daily Princetonian. Aishah explores her sense of fashion through TigerTrends fashion magazine. She is a former stylist and current fashion photographer for the publication. Aishah also serves on the Undergraduate Board of Advisors for the Department of African American Studies as a liaison between students and faculty. Heavily involved in fostering Black community on campus, Aishah served as an outreach chair for the Black Student Union. She is also a recipient of the 2022 Streicker International Fellowship. 

After Princeton, Aishah intends to pursue a career somewhere in the Art world and continue her work examining the intersections of Art and justice.