Avani Sanghvi

The Fulbright University of Bristol Summer Institute on Arts, Activism, and Social Justice

Avani is a rising sophomore at the Honors College of the University of South Florida, majoring in English Creative Writing and Anthropology. At her university, she is a research assistant for The Suffrage Postcard Project, where she explores the history of Trans-Atlantic suffragists of color and gathers their photographs and postcards. Avani is passionate about the intersection of the humanities and feminism in the Latin diaspora. Her ultimate goal is to become a professor at a women's college, teaching Afro-Latin feminist humanities.

As an artist herself—a self-taught musician, artist, and writer, Avani is excited to attend the Arts, Activism & Social Justice Institute at the University of Bristol this summer. There, she aims to learn how artists of color in Bristol use the arts as tools for activism, and she hopes to incorporate these frameworks into her own artistic practice.

Avani is thrilled about her first trip to the UK and is eager to collaborate with artists, professors, and community members. She looks forward to building connections with faculty and peers that will last throughout her academic career.