University: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sarah M. Bufkin, Atlanta, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies (Cultural Studies) and with a minor in Creative Writing. She is now attending Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as a Mitchell Scholar, where she will obtain a master’s degree in Moral, Legal and Political Philosophy. At Chapel Hill, her research focused on questions of voice, agency and political action: the interface between civil rights and sentencing in the U.S., and the role of the Belfast Group of poets during sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. An accomplished poet, Sarah also was editor-in-chief of a progressive campus magazine, a columnist for the Daily Tar Heel, a politics intern for the Huffington Post during a semester off, and a communications coordinator for the North Carolina NAACP.