Lesedi Graveline

Lesedi Graveline

Service to Society Fellow
Lesedi Graveline

Lesedi Graveline (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Service to Society Fellow at the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship at Harvard College. Through her work, Lesedi is responsible for assisting the Center with assessment, residential housing, communications, and programming. In addition to her role, serves as a Proctor and academic advisor for first-year students at Harvard College. Lesedi is a proud Motswana-American and womanist scholar who is passionate about expanding her leadership through mentoring and empowering young people. She is most interested in fostering spaces of resistance, radical inquiry, and growth. Her most urgent tasks include embodying ethical leadership and navigating the connection between personal transformation and social change.

Lesedi earned a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School where she explored the history and narratives of the African diaspora, Black cultural production, and womanist spiritual activism. Lesedi also earned a B.A. from the University of Connecticut where she double majored in Human Rights and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Some of Lesedi's projects include co-editing and co-creating a 100-page literary magazine that celebrates Black and Brown contemporary creators titled, Freedom School: A Seminar on Theory and Praxis for Black Studies in the United States. She also served as an organizer and co-chair for the 2021 Black Religion, Spirituality, and Culture Conference.

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