Salwa Halloway

Doctoral Candidate
Department of African American Studies & Department of Comparative Literature

Salwa Halloway is a doctoral student in the Department of Comparative Literature. Her PhD project centers on creolization; Black cultural and artistic entanglements; and Goombay, a musical genre that originated in Jamaica in the 18th century and since took root in West Africa. Her work has been supported by a President’s Fellowship and a merit grant from Princeton University’s Center for Human Values. She furthermore received a Social Impact Fellowship (with the MLA) and a Critical Language Scholarship. Prior to coming to Princeton, she earned an MA in Comparative Literature from University College, London and a Fulbright ETA.