Hadiya Jones

5th Year, Sociology

I am currently a 5th year graduate student in the department of Sociology, and an UNCF Mellon Mays fellow. I graduated from Spelman College in 2015 with a BA in English and Sociology. Since being on Princeton's campus, I have been involved with multiple affinity groups and programs, including the Black Graduate Caucus, the Graduate Women of Color Caucus, and the Princeton Pupp program. My research currently focuses on black women who develop their own web series as a lens to investigate larger questions concerning race, class, and identity. More broadly I have plans to incorporate the sociology of culture with intersectionality theory, new media studies, and critical race studies.

As a black woman raised in a predominantly white middle-class suburb, I am intrigued, both personally and scholarly, by the diverse manifestations created by the intersection of race, gender, and class.