A while back, some of our graduates ran into each other on a campus in Cambridge.
Miari Stephens (BNS ’05) is a third year PhD candidate in African and African American Studies at Harvard. Her research focuses on Black Puerto Rican women’s use of beauty-centered social media sites to discuss politics of race, gender, and Puerto Rican identity.
Elsa Hardy (BNS ’03, BCS ’06) is a second year PhD student in African and African American Studies at Harvard. She studies the history of prison nursery programs from the late 19th century to the present, and is interested more generally in domestic labor, carceral history, and black family life.
Maya Doig-Acuña (BNS ’05) is an incoming PhD student in African and African American Studies at Harvard. Her research interests include Afro-Panamanian racial formation, community history, and memory through multigenerational migrations.
Here at BNS, we can’t help but feel a little proud. We took pleasure in sharing the story of Elsa, Maya, and Miari on Friday when we opened our doors to our children’s grandparents and special friends. What a delight to welcome all of them to BNS!