Award: Fulbright U.S. Student Award
Institution: Wellesley College
Margaretta Mitchell is a PhD candidate in Anthropology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Their dissertation research examines how increased access to preventative care for HIV has impacted HIV-related stigma and harm reduction in the LGBTQ+ community. As a Fulbright Student with NUI Maynooth, Margaretta will be conducting a multi-sited study of nonprofits, healthcare clinics, and activist groups working on HIV in Dublin. They will also be working with the records held in the Irish Queer Archive at the National Library of Ireland to explore the history of LGBTQ+ activism in Ireland and how that history has shaped current activists’ goals and priorities. Margaretta graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Anthropology from Wellesley College (2018). Their work has been recognized with several awards including the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policyas Graduate Award (2021) and the Margaret Lock Prize in Social Studies of Medicine (2021).