I’m a twenty-something year old, Black graduate student studying Classical archaeology at the University of Michigan.
Like many of us, 2020 has forced me to reevaluate my academic, professional, and personal priorities.
It has also helped me recognize the importance of amplifying BIPOC voices and experiences in our classes, departments, and institutions and supporting our BIPOC colleagues throughout their journeys in a predominantly white discipline.
This blog was made for Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color in Classical Studies, ancient history, and archaeology programs who:
- Feel uncertain about majoring in Classical Studies, ancient history, or archaeology
- Feel uneasy about applying for graduate school
- Feel out of place, underappreciated in their department, or regretful about their choice to join or stay in the discipline
- Are looking for a place for community and connection that transcends academic and institutional affiliation