Becoming and Being a Black Studies Scholar

By: Michael J. Myers II | Haas Institute Summer Fellow 2015

August 31, 2015

As summer comes to an end and autumn draws near, I find myself pensive, cogitating on the year past.  I recently finished my first year as a doctoral student in the African American Studies Department at UC Berkeley.  And in both the “becoming as well as of being” a Black Studies scholar, the past year has proven to be quite the triptych of excitement, befuddlement, and hopefulness.