I’m a Classics major with certificates in Humanistic Studies, Creative Writing, and Gender & Sexuality Studies.
Role(s) held in the Humanistic Studies Program:
Student Mentor, Symposiarch, Certificate Student
Activities on campus:
Nassau Literary Review, Chapel Choir, Writing Center Fellow, Stripe Magazine, Tortoise Journal of Writing Pedagogy, Mathey College RCA-in-training
Why I decided to study the humanities:
I’ve always been most interested in the intersections between traditional critical inquiry and creative practice. For me, then, studying the humanities is the best way to connect with others across time, space and culture to pinpoint those intersections and make something new from them, namely through humanistic thought and all that comes with it: collaborative work, critical thinking and endless curiosity, for starters!
What I have gained from the humanities:
A community. Even though I assumed that studying literature would mean long nights in the library alone, reading, writing and having to do everything by myself, through HUM and other humanities courses I’ve had the pleasure of discovering that I couldn’t be more wrong. In addition to being where I’ve made many of my closest friends, these courses form a community of students convinced that studying these books and ideas together will make us better people.
I wrote my first JP about depictions of clothing and material culture in literature, particularly what those depictions say about the political conditions of their era with respect to female, queer and other abject bodies.