Keisha Robinson, SIS/MA ’09
Comparative and Regional Studies
As a former Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica, Keisha Robinson had a sense of déjà vu. “I was struck by the similarities between the youth in Kingston and other youth I’d previously worked with at a Washington, D.C. Public Charter school. The Jamaican and U.S. youth faced many of the same challenges,” she said.
The impact of this connection led Robinson to focus her M.A. studies in Latin America and the Caribbean regions. She was granted an SIS Graduate Research Award, and will attend the Caribbean Studies Association Conference in Kingston, Jamaica in June 2009, studying current international youth collaborations. After graduation, she plans to apply for a Fulbright grant to implement a project to study more deeply the similarities between marginalized Jamaican and U.S. youth of African descent.