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William Smith Deans host DeGray ’06

On Wednesday, March 24, Sarah DeGray ’06 will return to campus to present a talk titled “The Gray Zone: Israel’s Perpetual State of Emergency and the Suspension of Law” as the third installment in this semester’s William Smith Alumnae Speaker Series. The talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.

Since graduating with a B.A. in political science, DeGray has worked in the fields of law and politics. She was a paralegal secretary at Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP for two years after graduation before attending graduate school at the New School for Social Research.

As a graduate student, DeGray held multiple internships, including working for U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) this past summer. She has also interned with the Council on American Islamic Relations, the largest American Muslim civil liberties organization in the country.

International law, human rights and politics are the subjects of her current professional interests. In May, DeGray will graduate with a M.A. in political science from the New School, where she has just been offered admission to the Ph.D. program. 

While at William Smith, DeGray majored in political science and minored in International relations and media and society. She studied abroad in Maastricht, and traveled to Tokyo as part of the HWS partnership with the Tanaka Foundation. She completed an honors project on hip-hop music and authenticity. She was also a member of Chorale, Cantori, Jazz Ensemble and Three Miles Lost.

The event is sponsored by the William Smith Dean’s Office.