Chaya Crowder is a first-year PhD student in the Politics Department at Princeton University. She received her BA and MA in Political Science from Columbia University. Chaya is a John Kluge Scholar at Columbia University. Last year she worked as a Social Justice Research Fellow at the Center for Popular Democracy in Brooklyn, NY. Through this fellowship Chaya created an original survey and conducted surveys and interviews with over 250 Zara employees in New York City. This resulted in the publication of her report “Stitched with Prejudice: Zara USA’s Corporate Culture of Favoritism.”
Chaya currently serves as the program coordinator for Princeton University's Black Graduate Student Caucus. At Princeton, Chaya studies race, ethnicity and inequality in politics. Chaya’s academic interests are fueled by a desire to explore causes surrounding the challenges facing contemporary Black Americans and to better understand the multiple, unique ways that African Americans respond to these challenges.
Chaya Crowder is a 2015 recipient of the American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship and has been selected as an awardee in the Ford Foundation 2016 Predoctoral Fellowship Competition.