Atim Eneida George ’18 (GSLC, PhD) has been awarded one of four 2023 Archie Green Fellowships from The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress. The Fellowships are intended to support original, independent field research on the culture and traditions of contemporary American workers and occupational groups.
George’s project entitled, “Playing the Angel’s Game: Perspectives of Black Foreign Service Women” will conduct in-depth interviews with Black Foreign Service workers, both active duty and recently retired. The interviews will focus on Foreign Service traditions, laborlore and the cultural artifacts as well as the rituals and stories that define and influence the day-to-day work experiences that make being employed by the US State Department such a unique professional culture.”
George was a United States diplomat for 30 years serving in Africa and Latin America. Her diplomatic portfolio included work on complex international challenges such as the climate crisis, HIV/AIDS, immigration, human rights, and democratization.