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A Distinguished Major

 
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    A Distinguished Major

     
Alumni

Over 600 alumni and every year 18-20 new graduates are added!  After leaving UVA they have engaged in a remarkable number and variety of occupations in a remarkable number of places. Their paths in life attest not only to their own intelligence, creativity, and energy but also to the value of the Program.

 

Avital Balwit, a May 2020 PST graduate was recently chosen as UVa's 55th Rhodes Scholar.

 
Jamelle Bouie

Jamelle Bouie, a 2009 graduate of the University who majored in Political and Social Thought and Government, has recently joined the New York Times as a regular columnist on its Op-Ed page

PST Class Visit to the Museum of African-American History & Culture

Thanks to a Thrive Grant from the Provost's Office, students in the Political and Social Thought Program traveled  to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on Saturday April 13, 2019.

The visit coincided with a series of third-year seminar readings from major authors like W.E.B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison, Martin Luther King, and Toni Morrison.

Students described the vist in these terms:  

PST Graduation 2021

Members of the PST Class of 2021, and their families and friends, gathered outdoors, off grounds, for a social event (appropriately masked and distanced) on Sunday May 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

Class members shared their reflections and PST Director Michael Joseph Smith offered brief remarks.

A list of the members of the Class of 2021 can be found here.

 

Alumni Corner

Over 600 alumni and every year 18-20 new graduates are added!  After leaving UVA they have engaged in a remarkable number and variety of occupations in a remarkable number of places. Their paths in life attest not only to their own intelligence, creativity, and energy but also to the value of the Program.

 
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