Sherrae Hayes is studying Urban Education as a University Enrichment Fellow at MSU.

Sherrae Hayes is a University Enrichment Fellow at Michigan State University. She is a first year PhD student in the African American & African Studies program, where she is focusing on urban education. Her past research examined the ways that black history and culture expressed through clothing could be used to reaffirm student identities and to provide meaningful contributions to students’ education. She plans to build upon this research to reveal the distinct terms of how urban black students communicate a sense of self, pride, and identity via clothing and the potential impact on perceptions and possibilities for their futures through fashion statements and the statements they make beyond fashion.

Fellowship: 1st year University Enrichment Fellow

Department: African American & African Studies

Area of focus: Urban Education

Major professor: Rita Edozie, PhD

Education: BA, Tennessee State University, 2008, Speech Communications; MA, New York University, 2010, Africana Studies


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