Camille Borders, GS, HIS


Camille is a historian, writer, and poet invested in unearthing the lived experiences of African American women. She is a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in History with graduate certificates in African American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies. Camille graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018 with a B.A. in History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. After graduation, she moved across the Atlantic, studying at the University of Oxford as a 2018 Rhodes Scholar. There, she received her MPhil in US History with distinction. As a public historian, she is passionate about storytelling and was the inaugural Program Director for the African American Heritage House at the Chautauqua Institution, helping facilitate discussion and craft historical interpretation.

It is extremely valuable for us as graduate students to learn how to effectively communicate our research with those outside of academia and this is a strategy I have developed through my participation in GradFUTURES. 

I have participated in the Community College Teaching Fellowship and now the Social Impact Fellowship. Both of these experiences have helped me to hone in on how I want to engage with history in accessible and outward facing ways. GradFutures is incredible and provides so many resources to help us become well rounded educators, students and professionals. Make sure you take full advantage!

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