Carmen Crusoe is a 1st year PhD student in the Department of African American Studies. Carmen graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University where she holds a BA in both Afro-American Studies and Political Science. Her senior thesis examined the sociopolitical and cultural development of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University. At the crux of her scholarly inquiries is an aim to interrogate the Africana experience across time and space with a focus on education and institutions of higher learning, quests for liberation, intellectual history, and cultural meaning-making.
19th – 20th century Black intellectual history; theory and practice of Black studies; HBCUs; migration, memory, and politics of Liberia; mapping/data visualization (digital humanities)
Select Fellowships and Awards:
(2020) University Fellowship, The Graduate School, Northwestern University
(2018-2020) Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Inaugural Class, Howard University
(2019-2020) Educational Testing Service (ETS) Presidential Scholarship for HBCU Students
(2018) Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship: Cape Town, South Africa, Rutgers University Graduate School of Education and Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)