Aysha Preston, GSS doctoral student, awarded Smithsonian Institution Minority Fellowship

The fellowships are awarded to visiting students to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs. The award will support Aysha's project, "The Visual Representation of the Black Middle Class in Washington, DC through the Scurlock Studio Collection." Aysha will be spending several weeks working closely with a Smithsonian scholar to analyze SI's photographic holdings.