Art grad goes global
Like many WC students, Christina Granberg ’03 sought to combine a variety of interests during her time here. Her self-designed major based in art and art history, coupled with a major in political science, opened up not only a path to her future, but one that would take her around the world.
As a member of the Douglass J. Cater Society of Junior Fellows, Christina was able to travel to pursue her interests in documentary photography. Her senior thesis “Picturing Disaster: Famine in Somalia, Violence in Rwanda, and the Politics of Documentary Photography” revolved around that topic, and included a catalog of her own photographs. “Stories in Black and White,” Christina’s senior exhibition, featured portraits she took in both Tanzania and Mexico.
After graduating, Christina continued her world travels; she spent three years in the Peace Corps in Tanzania and Swaziland, worked another year in peace studies in Palestine, studied Modern Standard Arabic at Damascus University and the American University in Beirut and in Muscat, Oman, and received a Fulbright Grant to study contemporary media and politics in Syria.