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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


The Gates Cambridge Trust has announced the results of the US selection round 2022. The Trust has awarded scholarships to 23 outstanding candidates from across the United States.

We are delighted to announce that Ms Haley Howard, MPhil in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies, has been awarded a Gates US Scholarship for 2022-23 and we send our warmest congratulations to Haley on this great achievement.

  • Scholar-elect
  • United States
  • 2022 MPhil Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies
  • King's College

"I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Santa Clara University. During my undergraduate studies, I earned a B.S. in Political Science and Ethnic Studies with a minor in Religious Studies. Through my courses and work as a research assistant, I became interested in using academia and scholarship to fight against the erasure of Black women’s narratives. As a student of Multi-disciplinary Gender Studies at Cambridge, I plan to continue this work by re-examining the Enlightenment with an expanded historiographical perspective to include those who have seldomly been uplifted as representations of the era: enslaved women. Ultimately, my objective is to explore how women with absolutely no social or legal control over their own bodies, minds, and spirits confronted an era centered around freedom and the pursuit of happiness. My hope is that this kind of archival excavation will help us address current international and personal traumas with policy solutions contextualized by historical circumstances. I am incredibly honoured to have the opportunity to join the Gates Cambridge community and conduct research in an environment that prioritizes equity and global social change".

Previous Education

Santa Clara University POLI SCI & ETHN STDS 2021