Kelsey Desir is a rising senior English major and Africana Studies minor at the University of Pennsylvania. As an END student researcher, she examines the presence and depiction of characters of color in 18th century literature. She also spends an exceptional amount of time watching reality television—for social research purposes of course.
Reflection: Reading Will Never Be the Same I used to go to the library every week as a child. Specifically, my parents and I would frequent the Northeast Regional branch of the Free Library. As suggested in its name it was free, accessible, and inclusive. And the purpose of my regular visits to the library was to of course acquire books, novels, to read. Reading has always meant losing oneself into a story and getting to know the characters. It was an... [Read more]