Deirdre Jonese Austin
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Deirdre Jonese Austin is an undergraduate student in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, class of 2019, majoring in culture and politics with a focus on religion and social justice. She is also pursuing a minor in African-American studies and a certificate in religion, ethics, and world affairs. Her research interests include reconciliation as a means for conflict-resolution to global problems, the role of the Black Church in society today, and how different religions conceptualize and understand social justice. Outside of the classroom, Deirdre is involved in several Protestant Ministry organizations and is also on the boards for the B.R.A.V.E. Summit and Resonant Essence Live A cappella Ensemble. At the Berkley Center, Jonese Austin is a student fellow in the 2017-2018 Doyle Undergraduate Fellows program.