Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Erin B. J. Lee

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Health Services


2020 Fellows

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Travel Locations: Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, South Africa, Rwanda, Cambodia

Erin’s Bonderman application was inspired by her Black Digital Studies course taught by Dr. LaShawnDa Pittman, which focused on the role of historical archives, collections, research centers, and the influence and impact of digital technology on the preservation of Black history. On her journey, Erin hopes to explore the ways in which communities of color around the globe have collectively preserved their history in its relation to racial injustice. With this broad topic in mind, Erin hopes she is able to explore how these communities have chosen to share their stories of trauma and healing in a variety of mediums and across generations within and outside formal institutions. Erin hopes to travel to Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, South Africa, Rwanda, and Cambodia.