Raven Schwam-Curtis graduated from Cornell University with majors in Asian Studies and Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies and minors in Africana Studies and Inequality Studies. Her undergraduate senior thesis titled “Afro-Asian Pasts, Presents, and Futures: (Auto)Ethnography in Diaspora” offers an intersectional feminist methodological examination of three Afro-Asian encounters. Her work undermines traditionally masculinist understandings of Afro-Asian histories and demonstrates the power of (auto)ethnography.
Black Feminist Theory, Afro-Asian Solidarities, Coalition Building, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Multiracialism
Select Fellowships and Awards:
2019, Asian Studies Winter Travel Grant, Cornell University
2019, Einhorn Discovery Grant, Cornell University
2019, The Undergraduate Research Program Grant, Cornell University
2018, Invitation to join the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF)