Student Historian

Chasity Cauthen was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. As a product of the Birmingham public school system, her mother wished for her to experience a diverse environment for her higher education, so she applied and attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville). She earned her Bachelors of Arts in 2012 in Philosophy concentrating in Chemistry and Biology. While at UAHuntsville, Chasity participated in many activities, such as the Black Student Association, Order of Omega, Anointed Voices Gospel Choir, National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, where she held many leadership roles and interacted with many cultures and people.

In addition, Chasity was given the opportunity to present original research in the fields of analytical chemistry, physiology, and cell biology at the BioRetreat, the EPSCoR Conferences, and the Alabama Louis Stokes for Minority Participation (ALSAMP) Conferences. She was a Harold J. Wilson Scholar, an ALSAMP Scholar, an EPSCoR Scholar, Alabama Space Grant Scholar, Peer Mentor, Tutor, Teaching Assistant in Chemistry, and a Research Assistant in Cell Biology. In 2009, she was employed with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of North Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama where she occupied many positions including unit secretary and Health Information Management Clerk. She continued work there until moving to Baltimore, Maryland to continue her education.

After graduation, Chasity decided to focus on volunteering in the surrounding communities and traveling before deciding to return to a graduate program at a historically black university, Morgan State University. She is currently a Master’s of Arts candidate at Morgan State University in the field of African-American Studies. She is also the Chief-of-Staff for the History, African-American Studies, and Museum Studies Graduate Council (HAFRAM, GC) and a graduate assistant in School of Graduate Studies. Her possible research interests are: gender roles in the Black community and Black Existentialism and Feminism.