scholar noire
demystifying the ph.d.


b. 1986, HK.



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Hello! My name is Sonita. I am a Ph.D. candidate in sociology. My dissertation focuses on race/ethnicity, immigration, and culture in Paris.

I am a 2017-2018 Fulbright grant Finalist. I have helped numerous students win fellowships. I am available for fellowship, essay, and graduate school consulting services:

Scholar Noire is a space created for those interested in black women’s scholarship, critical theory, and all intersections between. I intend to uplift the work of those who came before me and demystify the Ph.D. process, while emphasizing self-care as praxis.