GRACE PUSEY


From: Philadelphia, PA

Year in School: 1st Year PhD

Studying: History

Hi! I’m a first year PhD History student at U-M. Focused on American women’s higher education, my research examines how public anxiety about elite, white women’s minds and bodies at the turn of the twentieth century created racialized hierarchies between white students and African American housekeeping and dining services staff. Fittingly, I’m an alumna of Bryn Mawr College, a historic Seven Sisters college located ten miles west of my hometown, Philadelphia. I’m also a proud Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers alumna dedicated to supporting and mentoring students from backgrounds underrepresented in academia and a Rackham Merit Fellow at U-M. In my free time I like to dance, hike, watch Jane the Virgin, and have long conversations with friends and family. I love living at Telluride and look forward to five happy years here.