Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


Lauren O'Brien Awarded Fellowship for Study in South Africa

Lauren O

History MA '16 Lauren O’Brien is the recent recipient of a United States Agency of International Development (USAID) Research & Innovation Fellowship for Cape Town, South Africa. This upcoming summer she will conduct an individual research project in collaboration with the Community Chest in the Western Cape examining the historical role of color with the multiracial District 6 neighborhood and the District 6 Museum, an institution that memorializes forced relocation during the Apartheid regime. O’Brien will utilize her findings to facilitate a community event centered on identity, race, and public history. Currently, she is successfully finishing her first year of doctoral study in the American Studies program at Rutgers University.