"How shall one measure progress there where the dark-faced josie lies?" - W.E.B. Du Bois
Coming from the Bronx, New York, I can attest to the truth of this statement. Universal concepts like "progress", "success", "influence", "capital" are not always universally understood to mean the same thing. In fact, these concepts can come to be mean very specific and unique meanings across cultures or even across individuals. I chose social studies because I want to make sense of it all. I've always been interested in philosophy and the differences between social dynamics across blocks and avenues in the city and social studies has allowed me to develop not only a vocabulary but a unique mode of thought for conceptualizing the social phenomenons that I see. Combining my academic training in the classroom with my experiences the world, I can say that deciding to concentrate in social studies has changed my life for the better. I hope that if you decide to concentrate it will do the same for you!
Academic Interests: Philosophy, critical race theory, Post-colonial history, Japanese, Social media and social order
Extracurricular Activities: Harvard Black Men's Forum, Harvard Hip Hop Archive, Expression's Dance Company, Harvard BlackC.A.S.T.
Other Concentrations Considered: philosophy, sociology, history