Aja Lans 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).