Splash Biography


Major: Political Science & Psychology

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2020

Picture of Carmen Clarkin

Brief Biographical Sketch:

A senior double major in political science and psychology, Carmen is pursuing her masters degree in Public Health while completing her final year of undergrad.
While at Yale, Carmen has focused her studies on the ways in which race, gender, medicine and ethics have come to impact the world that we live in today. Not only has Carmen worked as the Head Research Assistant in Yale's Intergroup Relations Lab on studies examining implicit bias, but she has also worked hand in hand with the New Haven community to address issues of police violence.
As a member of the Coalition for Ethnic Studies at Yale, she is extremely passionate about introducing students to a side of history that they may not have been exposed to before and pushing them to think critically about the implications of mainstream educational narratives.

Past Classes

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H3930: Transforming American History: From National Identity to Women of Color Feminisms in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Who gets to be in our melting pot? What does it mean to be “American” and who is included in American history? This course seeks to empower students to think critically and confront the histories typically presented in the classroom, by introducing vital narratives often erased in the American education system. Through lecture and a variety of interactive group activities, students will learn about alternate and transformative ways of thinking about race and identity.