Chandra Dickey

2nd year Public Humanities MA StudentFellow at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

My interest in museums, archives and art stems from my love of history. A few years ago, I spent a summer interning at the Library Company of Philadelphia where I was able to explore a historical city and study an interesting political movement of free African Americans relocating to Haiti. This piqued my interest in studying narratives of enslavement and freedom from Caribbean perspectives. I am also interested in the the narratives and legacies of slavery and colonialism outside of the Americas, particularly in Francophone Africa, and Europe. Prior to Brown, I spent time as an instructor in both the United States and France where I developed curriculum that stressed the importance of historical inquiry and self reflection. I am an emerging craftivist, and hope to take advantage of my proximity to RISD to further incorporate the arts into my studies.