Claudia J.

Fulbright-University of Bristol Postgraduate Award - Master of Arts degree in Black Humanities

Claudia is a creative writer and digital creator with broad experience in library service. Hailing from the Washington D.C. metro area, she graduated in 2014 from Towson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

While at Towson, she studied abroad in summer 2013 at J.F. Oberlin University in Tokyo, Japan. This experience led to a deepened interest in promoting the educational benefits of Japanese manga, graphic novels, and comic books in her career. During her time at the University of Bristol, Claudia will pursue a Master of Arts degree in Black Humanities, the only degree of its kind currently in the United Kingdom. She aims to research the lack of Black historical representation in the video game industry through examining connections between Black American and Black British history. She is thrilled to research a subject closely aligned with her personal interests, as she hopes to develop Black historical video games in the near future. Outside of her work, Claudia enjoys exploring neighborhoods with cobblestone streets, playing cozy video games, writing novels, and watching basketball with her family.