Join us in the WGC to hear from recent alums, blaqueer scholars, Ph.D students and friends Amira Lundy-Harris '16 and Austin Lee '17, about their journeys from Amherst into Ph.D programs, their experiences and current research.
Amira Lundy-Harris is a third year Ph.D student in the Women's Studies program at the University of Maryland, College Park. He graduated from Amherst with a B.A. in Black Studies and Sexuality, Women's & Gender Studies. His research explores how the language of kinship is used in textual exchanges among Black trans people to create networked bonds of shared knowledge and mutual support.
Austin Lee is a Fontaine Fellow and doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania's department of Sociology. Her B.A. in Black Studies from Amherst's Black Studies department informs her study of the intersections between race and sexuality. Her current project explores the experiences of members of LGBT-affirming churches and how these individuals come to understand queer and religious identity.