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Spelman College Launches First Research Project Under Partnership with Princeton

November 2022

SpelPrincetonUnder a new partnership with Princeton University, Spelman College faculty and staff are taking part in a project that could inspire more research opportunities between academics at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The project, The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House: A Multimedia Performance, encompasses multiple disciplines and includes the work and insight of the following:

Al-Yasha Ilhaam Williams, Spelman College, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Brian Herrera, Princeton University, Theater and Gender & Sexuality Studies
T. LangSpelman College, Dance Performance and Choreography
Aku KadogoSpelman College, Theater & Performance
Chesney Snow, Princeton University, Theater and Music Theater        
The Heirloom Gardens Project
Kimberly Jackson, Spelman College, Food Studies Program
Hanna Garth, Princeton University, Anthropology
Tessa Lowinske DesmondPrinceton University, Effron Center for the Study of America
Whitney Barr, Spelman College, Food Studies Program

The project officially kicked off in September with Spelman’s project to receive funding from Princeton University through its new Princeton Alliance for Collaborative Research and Innovation (PACRI) for two years – up to a maximum of $250,000.

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