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Professor Oneka LaBennett Awarded Engaged Opportunity Grant

March 7, 2017

Professor Oneka LaBennett recently received an Engaged Opportunity Grant from Engaged Cornell. The grant was awarded to the team LaBennett will lead, comprised of community partner, CaribBEING ( a cultural/arts non-profit in Brooklyn), Elena Guzman (Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology), and the students enrolled in LaBennett’s “Engaging NYC: Oral History and Ethnography” course. The funds will support a fieldwork immersion trip to Brooklyn, New York over Spring Break 2017, during which LaBennett’s class will learn ethnographic methodologies while recording the oral histories of Brooklyn residents from the Caribbean. The oral history interviews will be featured in an exhibition in New York City this spring. LaBennett’s course is cross-listed in Africana Studies, American Studies, and Anthropology.

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