Emma Petite's headshot

Emma Petite is a junior majoring in political science and international studies with a focus on racial politics. An aspiring civil rights attorney, she is fascinated by the process of uncovering the untold histories of Johns Hopkins under Dr. Jones’ stewardship. Outside of class, she is on the executive committee of the Hopkins Foreign Affairs Symposium, is an intern for the Black Girls Vote Research Network, and tutors at a local prison. This summer, she will be taking the archival tools she has learned from the Hard Histories course and applying them to original research on Hopkins’ newly acquired archive of the Black Panther Party newspaper.


Emma participated as a panelist in the following Hard Histories webinar (link to YouTube video):

Substack Posts:

Emma wrote the following guest posts on the Hard Histories Substack (links to posts):

Spring 2023 Research Lab Final Poster:

Emma Petite's research lab poster on the Johns Hopkins Hospital Colored Orphan Asylum from Dr. Martha S. Jones' spring 2023 research lab class