Hannah Holborn Gray
About the Fellowship…
The Hanna Holborn Gray Undergraduate Research Fellowship is awarded to up to 15 students in honor of Hanna Holborn Gray, a historian who graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1950 and was the first woman to be president of a major university in the United States (Yale and UChicago). In 2017, 10 students were awarded the fellowship and I was thrilled to be one of them.
I spent half of my summer in Bryn Mawr and half in Rio de Janeiro conducting interviews and analyzing survey data to stipulate to what extent women of color from Pavuna have experienced socioeconomic success. I expanded further on this topic on my thesis: Dreaming Within Limits. Born and raised in Pavuna myself, I feel moved to explain my own socioeconomic mobility. As a first-gen immigrant, college student and English speaker of my family this topic is close to heart and remains one of my deepest research interests.
The infographic below summarizes some of the demographic information of my interviewees: