Rose Poku

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Rose (Rosie) Poku (she/her) is joint PhD student in Africana Studies and Comparative Literature & Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her Bachelors of Arts from Smith College in 2022, where she graduated summa cum laude as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Rosie's research interests broadly lie in Black women's diasporic and transnational feminist writings of the early twentieth century. She engages with Afro-diasporic texts written in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese. As a current William Fontaine Fellow at Penn, Rosie welcomes all prospective student inquiries.