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​Alumni Spotlight

Qu S. Yearby is from the inaugural Critical Ethnic Studies MA cohort. The poem poem "Front Porch Funerals" is from her M.A. Final Project titled "Front Porch Funerals: The Visible and Invisible Mourning of Blkk Austin/Chicago/Amerixxx."

Aiden Michael Bettine '17

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Aiden Michael Bettine graduated from the Critical Ethnic Studies MA Program in 2017 as a member of our inaugural cohort. He is now pursuing a PhD in History at the University of Iowa. Aiden's scholarship is focused on the history of race and ethnicity in the U.S. Incorporating both the applied methodology of public history and the digital humanities and the theoretical frameworks of critical race theory and decolonial thought, his historical projects work towards anti-racist scholarship. For his MA Final Project Aiden co-curated an exhibit now on view in the DePaul University Library Special Collection and Archives titled Stories Shared: Highlights from the Arnold and Jane Grisham Collection. He also designed a digital component for the exhibit which highlights the rare African American texts on display.

Carrie Morris '17

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Carrie Morris graduated form the Critical Ethnic Studies Program in 2017 as a member of our inaugural cohort. In Fall of 2018 Carrie will begin a PhD in Communication, Culture, and Media Studies at Howard University in their Communications Department. Carrie is a Chicago, IL native who was introduced to critical thinking and early ideologies of Black feminism through her mother and father. Carrie's father was a Black Panther who taught her the importance of her voice in the movement with her mother teaching her early traditions of resistance to community and state violence against Black women. Much of Carrie's continual research and analysis has been centered through a Black feminist queer framework in order to dismantle patriarchy and misogynoir. Carrie's work moves to examine and reshape learned ideas about race, gender and class. She will continue to follow the foot prints of her ancestors.