Duke University Bass Connections
May 7, 2021
On May 8, The Graduate School will hold a virtual ceremony to recognize Duke’s 2020-2021 Ph.D. graduates. Among them are numerous students who took advantage of the Bass Connections program to strengthen their dissertation research, coauthor publications and hone career-enhancing skills. Many individuals also engaged in other interdisciplinary opportunities across campus (see a related article, Making the Most of Duke on the Road to the Ph.D.).
Aaron Colston, Ph.D. in History
Dissertation: The World’s Problem’s Are Your Own: Septima Clark, Elza Freire and Grassroots Freedom Education in the American Decade of Development (1960-1970)
- Bass Connections: Aaron Colston was a team member of The Cost of Opportunity? Higher Education in the Baixada Fluminense, in partnership with faculty and students in Brazil.
- More cool stuff: Colston was active in the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and the Global Brazil Lab. He was a research assistant with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and is currently a postdoctoral associate there.