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A&S Summer Fellows - 2019

During Summer 2019, 10 A&S Summer Fellows, 5 faculty mentors (Sojourna Cunningham, Molly Fair, Dr. Rob Nelson, Dr. Melissa Ooten, and Dr. Andrea Simpson), 1 radio producer (Dr. Chioke I'Anson), and project archivist (Irina Rogova) collaborated on the Race & Racism at the University of Richmond Project. 

 

Team Archive

Nathan Burns is a junior from Newtown, Pennsylvania double-majoring in French and Leadership Studies and minoring in English. This summer of 2019 marks Nathan’s first time working with the Race & Racism Project. On campus, Nathan is also a writing consultant and a member of the dining services student advisory committee. Click here to view his final exhibit, and here to read his contributions to our project blog.

 

 

 

Sabrina Garcia is a junior from, Waldwick, New Jersey double majoring in Leadership Studies and English and minoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). This is her first year working on the Race & Racism Project, on Team Archive. Sabrina is in the WILL* Program, works as a writing consultant, and is training to be a PSMA. She hopes to dedicate her career to social justice and believes in the mission of Race & Racism wholeheartedly. Click here to view her final exhibit, and here to read her contributions to our project blog.

 

 

 

 

 

Gabby Kiser is a junior from Williamsburg, Virginia majoring in English and minoring in History. This is her first summer with the Race & Racism Project. She is also the general manager of WDCE 90.1 FM, a design editor for The Messenger, and a Bunk content wrangler. Click here to view her final exhibit, and here to read her contributions to our project blog.

 

 

Joy Lim is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas majoring in Rhetoric/Communication Studies + Sociology and minoring in Anthropology. She is involved in the Westhampton College Government Association (WCGA), Alpha Phi Omega (APO), Delta Gamma (DG), Korean American Student Association (KASA), YouthLife, and is a mentor in the Peer Advisors and Mentors program (PAM). This is her first year working with the Race & Racism Project but she is interested in continuing this work in the future. She hopes to explore social justice issues not just on the University of Richmond campus but around the world as she continues her studies. Click here to view his final exhibit, and here to read his contributions to our project blog.

 

 

 

 

 

Meghna Melkote is a rising sophomore from Scranton, Pennsylvania majoring in Political Science and Philosophy and minoring in Music. This is her first summer working with the Race & Racism Project as a member of Team Archive. She is involved with the Mock Trial and Debate teams, performs in chamber music ensembles, is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, and is a content curator for public history platform bunkhistory.org. Click here to view her final exhibit, and here to read her contributions to our project blog.

  

 

 

Team Oral History

Shira Greer is a rising sophomore from Fairfax, Virginia and is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Summer 2019 is her first time working with the Race & Racism Project, but she hopes to continue working with the Project throughout her time at UR. On campus, she is also a Richmond Scholar, an Oliver Hill Scholar, a Peer Advisor and Mentor, and a member of the Executive Council for a Multicultural Space at the University. Click here to listen to her final podcast, and here to read her contributions to our project blog.



 

 

 

Johnnette Johnson is a rising senior who goes by Johnnette with she/her pronouns. As a black woman, she is guided by the creation of safe spaces where black and brown people can collectively heal and be. With an oral history as her primary text and supplemental research, she was able to grapple with the question: how do microagressions affect black students? For Johnnette, the podcast, "Distracted and Disturbed," was her way of creating that safe space. Click here to listen to her final podcast, and here to read her contributions to our project blog.





 

Cole Richard is a junior from Orlando, Florida double majoring in English and Italian Studies and minoring in Linguistics. This is his first summer working on the Race & Racism project. He is also a resident assistant, DJ at the campus radio station, and student worker at the music library. Click here to listen to his final podcast, and here to read his contributions to our project blog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jisu Song is a sophomore from Richmond, Virginia not decided in major but minoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). She has been involved with the Race & Racism Project since 2019 and is currently serving in the Oral History Team. As a student, she is an executive member in WILL*, member of Sirens, and a peer advisors and mentors. She hopes to work for global audiences. Click here to listen to her final podcast, and here to read her contributions to our project blog.




 

 

 

 

Jenifer Yi is a sophomore from Santa Clarita, California majoring in Biochemistry with a concentration in Neuroscience and a minor in Healthcare Studies. She has been involved with the Race & Racism Project since 2018 and hopes to diversify the conversation and inclusion of all students of color at the University of Richmond. Through her contributions to the project, she wants to push for campus-wide racial awareness. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in medicine while continuing to advocate and raise awareness for healthcare access for minorities. Click here to listen to her final podcast, and here to read her contributions to our project blog.