If you’ve been following along, you may have noticed that in our last two posts about EWU McNair Scholar Christina Hudson, we mentioned that she will begin her PhD studies in Africology and African American Studies at Temple University next fall. We’d like to take this opportunity to officially offer her our congratulations! The Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University attracts and produces world-class scholars in this discipline, and has more African American students than any other university in the Northeast. The program’s focus is transgenerational, transcontinental and interdisciplinary.
Christina is a first-generation student double majoring in English studies and Africana studies, and minoring in religious studies. Christina completed an EWU McNair Summer Research Internship in 2021 under the mentorship of Associate Professor Okera Nsombi titled The Characterization of African Religions. Christina serves as the ASEWU Diversity Representative and recently presented her work at the National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates 2022 Conference, and is a regular contributor to BlackPast.org.
The EWU McNair staff are thrilled for Christina and we know she will develop high quality, impactful research in her PhD program.