Kensi is a doctoral student in the Department of History at Rice University. Kensi received her B.A. in History with a concentration in African American Studies from Trinity University in 2016 and her M.A. in History from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2019. Her primary research interests include African American women's activism and identity formation at the turn of the 20th century, as well as Black migrations and political discourses throughout the Atlantic World.

Research Areas

African American Women’s Activism; Political Discourses and Rhetoric of Afro-Descended Communities; Black Migrations throughout the Atlantic World


M.A., University of Texas at San Antonio, 2019

B.A., Trinity University, 2016

Honors & Awards

Research “Martyrs: Scripting Womanhood on 20th Century Black Female Lynching Victims” Selected for 2019 Texas A&M Resistance and Retrospect History Conference (2019)

Nau Teaching Assistantship in History (2018)

Nau Graduate Fellowship in History (2017)

The Donald E. Everett Award for Outstanding Student in History (2016)

Outstanding Student in African American Studies Award (2016)

Research “Contemplations of the Visual and Spiritual: How Michelangelo Conceived of Ideal Beauty through his Faith” Selected for 2014 Medieval and Renaissance Studies Colloquium (2014)

Published in Trinity University Digital Commons (2014)


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