Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo

Chinaza Ruth Okonkwo graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with Distinction (Honors) and History and minors in Africana Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Chinaza also graduated with a Master of Arts in Philosophy. A Beinecke Scholar, Chinaza’s research interests surround lgbo philosophy, gender, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and philosophical issues concerning privacy and technology. Chinaza received the Marshall Scholarship and will spend the first part of the 2-year term in the UK pursuing an MPhil at the University of Cambridge’s Centre for African Studies, focusing on Igbo Philosophy and African Intellectual History. She is deeply invested in studying and elevating the histories, experiences, and cultures of Black people across the diaspora.