Celebrating the Class of 2020 in video

June 11, 2020

To celebrate and recognize the Class of 2020, and in lieu of a traditional gathering, Program in American Studies faculty and students contributed to a video shared with seniors on Class Day.

The video includes reflections from AMS Director Anne Cheng, professor of English and American studies; Associate Director Rachael DeLue, the Christopher Binyon Sarofim '86 Professor in American Art; Tessa Albertson, a 2020 concentrator in English; Sadaf Jaffar, postdoctoral research associate with the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies; and Tiffany Cain, lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and anthropology, and Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows.

The theses of all graduating American, Asian American, and Latino studies seniors receive title animations.

“Every year on Class Day, I look at our students and feel hope,” Cheng said in her address. “This year especially so.”

“You have continued to learn, work, and thrive under these difficult circumstances.” Cheng said that having to say premature goodbyes and graduating together while apart “should not overshadow the strength of our community, nor take away from your many achievements.”

The video was edited with graphics and music by Sarah Malone. Footage of the Princeton campus is courtesy of the Princeton University Office of Sustainability, and filmed by Jared Flesher.