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Collaborative 6 Week Project

Sasha M. Foster's picture

In my six week porject, I'll be working with TralfamadorianĀ to explore the history of class at Bryn Mawr, and the possible legacies of that history. M. Carey Thomas imagined Bryn Mawr as an institution devoted to the education of wealthy young white women, and catering to their accustomed lifestyle. Some of the questions we will likely explore will be: Who were the first underprivileged students at the college? How did their class influence their experiences here? When did the class demographics of the college beging to shift to what they are today? What ways has the college sought to include students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds? What legacies might this history of catering to wealthy white women have on the college today?