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DUSP doctoral candidate Aditi Mehta awarded 2017 Priscilla King Gray Award for Public Service

Please join us in celebrating DUSP doctoral candidate, Aditi Mehta's 2017 Priscilla King Gray Award for Public Service.

The Priscilla King Gray Awards for Public Service recognizes both MIT graduate and undergraduate students who demonstrated outstanding dedication to social change through prolonged and deep involvement in public service aimed at strengthening the MIT community.

Aditi is the SAGE/Marilyn Jacobs Gittell Activist PhD Scholar with the Community Innovator’s Lab. She is interested in participatory action research, urban sociology, community and economic development, civic engagement and media, as well as immigration and diversity in cities. Synergies between the visual arts and social science research inspire her to think about alternative ways of understanding a place and its people.

She has committed herself to working with community-based organizations to conduct meaningful social justice research. Also, while a doctoral student, Aditi helped teach and design an urban sociology course about inequality inside prison where half the students were incarcerated and the other half were visiting from MIT.

Aditi received 'an unprecedented number of letters of support from her friends, students, and faculty who are in awe of how just one person has such a capability to provide care for the MIT community and beyond. Click to learn more about the Priscilla King Gray Award and Priscilla King Gray.