Congratulations to Evan on her acceptance into the PhD program at Oxford. The Department would also like to extend our most sincere thanks to Evan for her invaluable service last year as a mentor to our current majors. We wish her all the best as she heads off to England!
Evan Elise Easton-Calabria, September 2015:
After I graduated from the University of Washington in 2009, I was able to pursue work with Holocaust survivors in Germany as a direct result of majoring in Germanics. The year I volunteered at the former concentration camp Sachsenhausen outside of Berlin set in motion my current work with refugees and survivors of war in Eastern Africa. Last spring I undertook research through a National Geographic Young Explorer grant and spent three months in Kampala, Uganda, interviewing urban refugee artists. This fall I will commence my PhD at the University of Oxford in International Development, where I will complete a genealogy of refugee assistance. I will have a specific focus on self-reliance and development programmes, and am looking forward to employing my German skills in archives focusing on European refugee assistance after World War II.
Read a 2014 article about Evan.