Harvard grad considers inclusivity in exploring the arts

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 21:14 in Psychology & Sociology

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Most people prefer to avoid difficult conversations. Not Mahnoor Ali. She graduates with a concentration in comparative literature, a secondary in Near Eastern languages and civilizations, a citation in French, and a commitment to fostering dialogue among individuals with different perspectives. In addition to her academic focus on topics such as identity and privilege, she has chosen extracurricular pursuits that encourage thoughtful social interactions. An intern at the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, a Peer Advising Fellow, and a student guide at the Harvard Art Museums, Ali has enthusiastically embraced the Foundation’s mission to “enhance the quality of our common life.” “This institution is a shared space in which we should all have equal stakes, and in which students of all backgrounds should have equal access to opportunities and resources,” Ali said. Her internship in particular gave her...

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