Graduated: 2011, Masters in Pan African Studies
Thesis title: Preventing "Bahaiti" : controlling the Haitian "problem" through legislative and social exclusion in the Bahamas
Graduate Student InformationCharmane Perry was born in Silver Spring, Maryland but raised in Philadelphia, PA. She spent her formative years at Girard College which had an extreme impact on her outlook and character. Charmane is a recent graduate of Temple University receiving her bachelor’s degree in African American Studies. As an undergraduate at Temple, she had the chance to assist in the development of the Young Black Activist Forum (educating the youth about reparations during N’COBRA’s conference) as well as doing research related to dietary practices among Black Philadelphia residents. Although she is interested in many topics related to the African Diaspora experience, her primary research interests are Black sexuality and gender identity/socialization in the Black community. Upon completing her master’s in Pan African Studies, Charmane intends to do research, publish empirical and quality information, and tap into her creative side by writing and producing a documentary, as well as eventually pursuing a Ph.D. Charmane believes that success is limited only by your own imagination. Therefore, her aspirations are limitless.