Doctoral Candidate Wins Prestigious Fellowship from Advocacy Group

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Oyenike Balogun-Mwangi, a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology and graduate of Northeastern’s Master of Education program, received a $20,000 International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women, a nonprofit aimed at promoting equity and education for women and girls.

The fellowship will help support Balogun-Mwangi as she works on her dissertation. She is examining the study of African women and body image, with a particular focus on how colonial history, rapid globalization, and sociocultural dynamics have influenced the African woman’s perception of her hair texture, skin tone, body size, and facial features.

To learn more about Balogun-Mwangi’s research and future goals, read the full story on news@Northeastern.