As a first-generation (1G) college student from Ypsilanti, Michigan, Sloan Talbot is a rising senior at Duke University studying Cultural Anthropology with a certificate in the Study of Ethics. Sloan’s interests stem from exploring articulations of home in the context of forced displacement, with issues surrounding her personal experiences of homelessness and poverty, but also globally through refugee and migrant studies. Sloan has spent her undergraduate career traveling to the U.S/ Mexico border, spending a semester interviewing refugees in Durham, NC and those in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to working on stemming youth migration in Northern Togo, offering classes in photography and English. Sloan is involved extensively with the 1G community at Duke, works as an Academic Peer Advisor, and is creating a senior thesis on refugee youth’s articulations of home through visual expressions. After Duke, Sloan plans to pursue a Law degree with a focus on Public Interest.
Updated May 2018