Soul Work: Find Your "Why" Through Scholarship (SSD Alumni Speaker) INT 100/201 APPROVED!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Allendale Campus
Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students

Jakia Marie

As a first-generation college student, I began my higher education journey with no clear path. After being introduced to research, I learned how my personal experiences shape my scholarship. Little did I know that the questions I asked in my scholarship would also clarify my purpose, molding me into a Pan-Africanist and community-engaged scholar advocate. Join me as we discuss how scholars are informed by their work and how their work helps them find their why.

Dr. Jakia Marie ('13 & '16)is an assistant professor of Sociology, primarily teaching courses in anthropology and African and African American Diaspora studies. She holds a B.A. in liberal studies, an M.Ed. in Higher Education with an emphasis in college student affairs leadership, an M.A. in anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Pan-African studies. Dr. Marie’s work theoretically and empirically explores race, gender, ethnicity, and identity intersections within social and educational constructs in Africa and across the African Diaspora.

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Location Information

Mary Idema Pew Library and Information Commons
Multi-purpose Room (lower level atrium)

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Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
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This event was added to the calendar by Courtney Sherwood ( on Friday, February 25, 2022 and was last updated on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 9:01 a.m.