Dartmouth Cemetery Conservation Group

The first in the Dartmouth Research on Death & Dying series

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Dartmouth Cemetery

Dartmouth Cemetery in the fall
Photo by Bruce Atwood

Event Materials

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Event Sources

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Event Brochure

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Student Researchers


Amana Hill

Amana Hill, '23 (she/her/hers)
Boston, MA

Amana is a government major who has previous experience as a researcher in the History Department, and she aspires to be a historical fiction writer. As a product of the Second Great Migration and resident of Boston, MA, she is interested in the complex story of the United States, particularly as told through the stories of Black New England and the deep South.


Rothschild Toussaint

Rothschild Toussaint, '23 (he/him/his)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Miami, FL
Rothschild is majoring in Geography with a minor in Africana Studies, where his main academic interests are black geographies and the study of spatial clusters and self-reliant communities. On campus, he is the Vice-President of the Theta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, co-founder of the Afro music ensemble, a Human Development Fellow at the Dickey Center, and generally considers himself a floating member in many other black organizations on campus. 



Abigail Bordelon

Abigail Bordelon '24 (they/them/theirs)
Baton Rouge, LA
Abby is double majoring in History and Psychology, and is involved with the feminist student organization and publication Spare Rib. They are particularly passionate about exploring and documenting the roles that global imperialism and academia have historically played in shaping identity and opportunities for individuals of various intersectional identities. They aspire to become an occupational therapist and work with disabled children in public schools after graduation. 


Jason Acosta Espinosa

Jason Acosta Espinosa, '24 (he/him/his)
Boston, MA
Jason is pursuing double majors in Government and History with a minor in Latin, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies. His academic interests include the intersections of political violence with race/ethnicity and gender along with the sociopolitical and economic structures of "post-colonial" states in the Global South. He aspires to become a lawyer focusing on international law, specializing in finance/trade law or human rights law. 


Hawa Hamidou Tabayi

Hawa Hamidou Tabayi, '26 (she/they)
Amiens, France; Salem, MA; Boston, MA
Hawa is planning on creating her own major, "Black Francophone Literature & History" with Economics. Raised in the cultures of France, the United States, and her native land, Cameroon, Hawa's upbringing informs her interests: the effects of colonialism on the creation of race and, consequently, class and other hierarchies of oppression. She hopes to study, write, and defend on behalf of the Francophone African Diaspora. On campus, Hawa is active in the NAACP, Black Praxis, the Center for Social Impact, the Sustainability Office and the Academic Skills Center. Defined by organizing in Black liberation, environmental justice, and mutual aid networks, Hawa seeks an education and career path based in on-the-ground work for justice, sustainability and reparations. 



Sarah Watson

Sarah Watson, '26 (she/her/hers)
Sudbury, MA
Sarah is planning to double major in Biology and Religion modified with History on the pre-med track. She is particularly interested in neurodegenerative diseases and is studying sex-based biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in the Gaur Lab at DHMC. She's also passionate about exploring social and political histories through a religious lens, which she hopes to apply to her future career as a physician-clinician. On campus, she's involved in the Club Nordic Team, Cabin and Trail, Edgerton House Episcopal Campus Ministry, and the Nathan Smith Society.