2024 Graduates

2024 Doctor of Philosophy in Africana Studies

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Daniel Morales-Armstrong

Dissertation Title: “Because We Are Now Free”: Libertos' Post-Emancipation Refusal in Puerto Rico and Impact on Late Nineteenth-Century Abolition (1873-1888)

Advisor: Grace Sanders Johnson, Associate Professor in Africana Studies

Prize: Graduate Student Prize for Best Dissertation in Africana Studies

Honorable mention by the Nancy M. Farriss Graduate Paper Award Committee, Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies

2024 Undergraduate Majors in Africana Studies

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Sophia Weglarz

Honors Thesis Title: Freedom From Sin: Moral Regulation in Philadelphia’s Early Free Black Church Communities

Advisor:  Dr. David Amponsah, Presidential Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

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Zhangyang (Charlie) Xie 

Honors Thesis Title: Modeling Minorities: Asian Influences and African Americans in the 20th Century

Advisor: Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr., University of Pennsylvania Provost, Richard Perry University Professor of Communication and Anthropology and Professor of Africana Studies

Prizes: Sadie Tanner Alexander Prize in Africana Studies

The Raymond Pace Alexander Prize in Africana Studies

Arthur Fauset Award

2024 Undergraduate Minors in Africana Studies

Quincy A. Alston

Rachel L. Blackwell

Janay A. Draughn

Laura I. Eugene

Arike Jacobs

Imani A. Miller

Khalid A. Mohieldin

Joy T. Olatunde

Olivia O. Onyejekwe

Lebopo S. Sebusang

Sophia Anna Senhaji