Asha Marie Larson-Baldwin is a South Carolinian living in Belfast, Northern Ireland, while she completes a Master’s in Public History. She’s a 2022 graduate from Furman University, where she studied Advocacy and Justice (with minors in African American and Poverty studies). Some of her hobbies outside of school are running, triathlon, writing blogs, and reading for leisure.
Asha’s post-grad goals are to become a professor at a liberal arts college in the South and to do interesting work in the community at the intersections of sociology and public history.
Her research interests are community building in symbolic landscapes that reflect legacies of conflict and communal tension. She is specifically interested in how symbolic landscapes are changing around Confederate monuments and different approaches to what to do with them. She is also interested, broadly, in politics of memory, social infrastructure, and symbolic landscapes.