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CHANTANEICE KITT

HOMETOWN:
New York, NY                       
HIGH SCHOOL:

Guilford High School     

MAJOR:
African American Studies and Sociology
THESIS: 
My thesis serves to situate the methods and ideologies of scholars such as Carter G. Woodson and Arthur A. Schomburg into the current debate on how to eradicate racial and class inequalities in education through the preservation of African and African American history.       
ACTIVITIES:

Since my freshman year I have been on the board of Ujamaa, a student group looking to bring awareness to the multifaceted nature of Black culture. I also am a member of the Eclectic Society, Resident Advisor in 200 Church (Social Justice Residence), and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. 

OUTSIDE
WESLEYAN:
I have dedicated my time to Breakthrough Collaborative in New York City, teaching literature to high-potential, low-income students. I also have conducted research on education and will be a Schomburg-Mellon Summer Institute Fellow this summer at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  
FAVORITE
CLASS:

I have enjoyed several classes in which I thought the professor was extremely influential in my academic career. These were taught by professors LeahWright, Alex Dupuy, Gina Ulysse, Daniel Long, Sarah Mahurin, and Robin Autry. Together they represent a wide cross-section of scholarship.

FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE:
My favorite experiences have been the moments in which students have come together in solidarity to support each other and promote social justice on campus. I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed the many late nights I’ve spent writing and talking about new and provocative theories on race and education in America.
AFTER
WESLEYAN:

I hope to establish myself as an expert in educational theory, so I plan to do a lot of reading, writing, and publishing. I also hope to enter a PhD program in either sociology or African American studies and become a professor. 

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