tommyboiZ (Thomas Cyphers) Selected as an EWU McNair Scholar and Awarded Summer Research Internship

tommyboiZ Selected as an EWU McNair ScholarCongratulations to new McNair Scholar tommyboiZ! tommyboiZ was selected by the McNair Scholars’ selection committee on the basis of their passion for research, commitment to attaining a PhD, and overall potential for success in graduate school.

The federally-funded TRIO Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program at EWU selects motivated and talented juniors and seniors who are first-generation and low-income college students, and/or from groups underrepresented at the doctoral level to introduce them to academic research and provide them with effective strategies for getting into and graduating from PhD programs.

tommyboiZ is a third-year transfer student at Eastern Washington University, double majoring in Philosophy and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. They transferred from Spokane Community College after completing their AA-DTA for Business. tommy has a plethora of scholarly interests which culminate in a unique holistic approach emphasizing unity through understanding difference. With a focus towards community knowledge production at the local level, tommy’s primary research goal is to re-articulate the stories of these communities in a way that recognizes difference while simultaneously allowing for incorporation of these differences into the heterogeneous whole. For their 2022 Summer Research Internship they will be mentored by Dr. Christopher Kirby.

We look forward to accompanying tommyboiZ as their research unfolds!

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