Genevieve Allotey-Pappoe, GS, MUS

University Administrative Fellow
Social Impact Fellow

Genevieve Allotey-Pappoe is a 2023-24 Graduate Fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) completing a Ph.D. in the Department of Music at Princeton University. Her main research interests include music of Africa and the Black diaspora. She is currently a Social Impact Fellow at the Center for Music Ecosystems and was a Social Impact Fellow at the Newark Symphony Hall in Fall 2022. 

Prior to her social impact fellowships, she was a University Administrative Fellow with GradFUTURES, where she helped establish the strategy for the GradFUTURES Podcast. Using the skills that she developed there, from project management to digital storytelling, she launched her own podcast, Black Music Nomad, which explores Black music in spaces beyond the U.S. The capacity to apply skills across projects amplifies her contribution to CME.

On Social Impact Fellowships & the International Student Experience:

“My Social Impact Fellowships have been one of the best experiences during my time at Princeton. I have learned so much from my mentors about how to apply research and transform results into strategies and policies. My work at the Center for Music Ecosystems gave me the opportunity to develop my applied research, teamwork, and collaboration skills. As an international student, it is quite difficult to have opportunities that allow me to gain this type of off-campus experience and I am grateful to the GradFUTURES team for this great initiative that advances the professional development of graduate students.”

On her UAF with GradFUTURES:

"I am excited to have worked on new media initiatives as part of the GradFUTURES program. In the 21st century, digital technology has transformed the circulation of information and knowledge both spatially and temporally. This project is a great avenue to explore the various ways graduate students can use new media in their work. This is also a great initiative for those students who have the desire to be public intellectuals.” 

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