Fellows & Grantees

Timnet Gedar

SSRC Arts Research with Communities of Color (ARCC) Fellowship 2022


Timnet Gedar is a historian with commitments to community engaged research and social justice. She holds an MSc in Social Development Practice, and graduate certificates in African Studies and Museum Studies. Her work includes research, teaching, and practice in intellectual history, political and social movements, Black print cultures, museums, education, and community engagement. She is a daughter of Eritrea and a proud Chicagoan.

Chicago Sinfonietta
Gedar works with Chicago Sinfonietta, an orchestra that has sought for 36 years to promote racial and cultural equity in classical music. Gedar studies why the sinfonietta was founded, how it found its feet, how it has evolved, and how its work may have influenced other classical orchestras.