Edom TesfaCurrent IIH Fellow
Doctoral student, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Edom Tesfa is a critical education researcher with an interest in the experiences of Black immigrant-origin adolescents in the United States. Her scholarship draws from Black studies, migration studies, sociology, anthropology, and critical race theory. Edom’s dissertation is an ethnography of Black immigrant-origin high school students in Maine – an emerging destination for African immigrants and refugees – and their experiences of care amidst anti-Black racism, xenophobia, and the COVID-19 pandemic. At Harvard, Edom has served as a Teaching Fellow in courses on immigrant education and critical participatory action research (CPAR). She holds a B.S. in Foreign Service – Culture and Politics from Georgetown University and an A.M. in Education from Harvard University. In her free time, she enjoys gaming and taking care of her dog, Pepper.