Adia A. Brooks
Political Science/Ethnic and Racial Studies
The development of the Black identity in different societies all over the world, as affected by the Black Diaspora. Racism and inequality; discerning how underpriveleged people in society acquire power. The process by which societies progress toward a multicultural status, the extent to which such progress is possible, and the requisite circumstances that allow such progress to occur.
Dr. Cecilia Manrique, Political Science
Adia A. Brooks is a political science major, minoring in ethnic and racial studies. After her December 2011 graduation, she plans to pursue a master's and doctoral degree in African Diaspora Studies. Adia has her sights on being both a professor at a research institution and a politician. She will be researching alongside Dr. Cecilia Manrique in the political science department and has several research interests including the construction of Black identity in different societies around the world; racism and inequality; and discerning how underprivileged people in society can acquire more power. Adia is a member of St. Joseph's Cathedral Gallery Singers, Black Student Unity, and the Political Science Association. In her spare time, she enjoys trumpet playing, learning languages, reading, listening to music, and appreciating visual arts.