Social work PhD student Kharoll-Ann Souffrant receives Fulbright student award

Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Kharoll-Ann Souffrant, a Ph.D. student in Social Work, recently secured a Fulbright Student Award to conduct a nine-month visiting research scholar opportunity at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia (United States).

Ms. Souffrant is sponsored by professor Sarah J. Jackson, Ph.D., co-author (with Moya Bailey, Ph.D. and Brooke Foucault Wells, Ph.D.) of the groundbreaking book, #Hashtag Activism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press, 2020).

Ms. Souffrant's doctoral thesis project aims to look at waves of sexual assaults denunciations on social media (such as the #MeToo movement) from the perspective of Black women based in Quebec. At the Annenberg School for Communication, she will gain more expertise on online social movements, how historically marginalized communities are trying to gain coverage from traditional media and the pivotal role of Black feminists within these mobilizations.

The Fulbright grants are considered one of the most prestigious awards for researchers in the world. Based on merit, the Fulbright name is associated with former Nobel Peace Prizes awardees, former American presidents, Pulitzer prizes awardees or MacArthur Fellows, to name a few. The Fulbright Canada-US program aims to reinforce the links between the two countries by putting forward researchers and graduate students who have a strong potential for success at the international level. Congratulations!

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