Ariam Kiflemariam has found outlets for her interest in voting rights through internships, class projects, and a prestigious summer research opportunity at Duke University.
Tag: ethnic studies
Ariam Kiflemariam, who is double-majoring in politics and ethnic studies, is one of 12 students who participated in the prestigious Ralph Bunche Summer Institute at Duke University this summer.
David Zarembka will be presenting Peacemaking After Deadly Conflict at Zamora’s Market Friday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. He has 49 years of involvement in the Great Lakes region as he first worked in the area in 1964 when he taught Rwandan refugees in now Tanzania. Since 1998, he has been the coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative of the Friends Peace Teams, a Quaker organization that promotes peacemaking activities with local groups in the region.
Ariel Harris ’13 hopes to one day found a school for inner city girls. First step: a two-year stint with Teach For America in Houston.
Fredrick Gooding Jr., founder of The Minority Reporter website, asserts that mainstream movies can have a strong cultural impact, particularly regarding the perpetuation of racial imagery and how Americans relate around notions of race.
English and Ethnic Studies major Claire Solak explains why she’s so glad she chose Cornell.
The flexibility of OCAAT gave student Ian Watt the chance to found OCTAVE Living and Learning Community, which gives free music lessons to children in need, while still excelling academically.
A facilitated discussion on the issue of identity (dismantling stereotypes and myths, assimilation, straddling both fences, etc.).
On Feb 9th, director of “The Silence of Neto,” Luis Argueta, will show and discuss his documentary film “abUSed – The Postville Raid” which tells the story of the most aggressive and largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the history of the United States.
Eager to explore her interest in forensic pathology, See-yin So found the perfect outlet: a summer internship in New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner sponsored by the Dimensions program. She earned a Cornell Fellowship the following summer to conduct biotech research in Baltimore, and she hopes to enter medical school after graduating […]
In West Indian People and Culture, students spend three weeks immersed in the cultures of Trinidad and Barbados, two very distinct island nations. Special attention is given to Carnival — steel drums, calypsos, and masquerade — and also to folklore, pluralism and religion.
Brittany Atchison knows she will dedicate her life to addressing issues of social justice and inequality, and she already boasts a two-page resume documenting her efforts. For starters, she’s completed internships with U.S. Senator Tom Harkin in Washington, D.C. and with the grassroots organization Bread for the World in Minneapolis. She also interned with the […]
Amber Fricke entered Cornell determined to work for social justice, particularly related to reproductive freedom, and she created her own special studies major in politics, women’s studies, and ethnic studies. But a range of experiences in and beyond the classroom have expanded her vision of how to become an effective advocate.
Stephanie Lampkin ’08 earned two prestigious undergraduate research fellowships to study the interrelationships between Seminole Indians and African slaves in 19th century Florida. The fruits of her work gave her honors degrees in both history and ethnic studies at Cornell, as well as entrance to the University of Delaware where she is working towards an […]
Professor Doug Hanson’s work has been shaped by his encounters with traditional potters from around the globe. During a unique two-block sequence taught in Mexico, he introduces students to local artisans and other cultural treasures as they study ceramics and drawing.