As an expert in public and education policy, Julie Ajinkya ’03 is paving the way for racial and gendered justice in the world of higher education.
Karina Maciel '25
Aisha Yusuf is a visiting assistant professor of economics. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the American University of Nigeria at Yola, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University.
Using archival research, interviews with a number of alumni and current students, and information from panels and events, Karina Maciel ’25 traces the history of La Causa and 50 years of Latinx activism at Amherst.
The Student investigated the 50-year history of activism for an Asian/Pacific/American studies program at the college, speaking with students, professors, and alumni about their beliefs, activism, and hopes for the future of A/P/A studies on campus.
On this day, March 9, two years ago, the college announced it would switch to remote learning due to Covid-19. The Student asked members of the college community to reflect on what they’ve learned through the pandemic, what has changed in their lives, and how they see the world differently now.
Mekhola S. Gomes is an assistant professor of history and Asian languages and civilizations. She received a bachelor’s degree with honors in history from St. Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi, and her master’s degrees and Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Following the Amherst Town Council’s June 2021 vote to establish a reparations fund for Black residents, the Town is implementing community engagement plans to develop a strategy through which the reparations will ultimately be distributed.