Ph.D. Candidate Looks to Build on Narratives of Enslaved Muslims in the Americas

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Rahma Maccarone (G’23), who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Spanish literature and cultural studies, grew up in Somalia hearing rich oral narratives about heroines and heroes of war and tales of everyday life with a moral. Those narratives drive her desire to uncover often untold stories of enslaved individuals in the Americas. Maccarone is one of eight Georgetown students awarded the Patrick Healy Graduate Fellowship, designed to recruit and retain students underrepresented in doctoral programs who want to pursue careers in academia.

Read more about Rahma and her research here.