Aja LansĀ  has been awarded an internship with the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative: "Because of Her Story." This initiative facilitates original research that contributes to a national effort to share the diversity of women's voices in the past and present. Aja's project is based on her dissertation research, which explores the experiences of African American women at the turn of the 20th c. in New York City, using "archival materials," broadly conceived (i.e. bones, CT technology, historical narratives).