Allison Puglisi is a Democracy Doctoral Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. She is a PhD candidate in Harvard’s American Studies Program, with a secondary field in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Her research interests include African American history, feminist and queer studies, and urban and environmental history. Her current project examines environmental racism during and after the Civil Rights Movement, and how black residents have responded to oil refineries, landfills, and other hazards in their communities.
Allison received her B.A. in History and Women’s and Gender Studies from Dartmouth College, where she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. She is also a potter in the Harvard Ceramics Program.