Debbie Onuoha

Debbie Onuoha, who lives in Quincy House, is a joint concentrator In Anthropology and History and Literature.
Visual and Environmental Studies is her secondary field. She was born In Lagos, Nigeria, the country of her
father, but now calls Ghana, her mother's country, home. She is fluent in French and Akan/Twl and has a basic
knowledge of Swahili. She won the Oliver-Dabney Sophomore Prize for her paper on the Nigerian civil war. She
has been awarded research grants from the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the center for African
Studies, and the Office of Career Services, whose David Rockefeller International Experience Grant funded her
summer study in Cape Town. She has served as vice president of the Harvard African Students Association and
co-director of the Pan·African Dance and Music Ensemble, Is publicity or social chair of several Harvard and
African events and campaigns. Her film about work in a slum in the center of Accra, Ghana, was recently shown
at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts. She will be pursuing an MPhil in World History as the Fiske Scholar at
Trinity college.