Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo

World House Student Fellow

Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo, a senior from California, studies Philosophy and History with concentrations in moral and political philosophy and world history and minors in Africana Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies. Her independent research is centered around exploring indigenous Igbo epistemology. Okonkwo is a 2021 Beinecke Scholar, a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, a Robeson Cooper Scholar, an Andrea Mitchell Undergraduate Fellow, a Wolf Humanities Center Undergraduate Research Fellow, and a Mellon Mays Fellow. At Penn, she is involved with the Penn History Review, CAFSA (Coalition Against Fraternity Sexual Assault), and SCUE (Student Committee on Undergraduate Education). Okonkwo is also the founder of The Black Radical Tradition, a digital and physical radical reading collective. 

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