2019 PDSA Recipient - Hannah Carke

Hannah Clarke

Hannah Clarke

Oxford, Ohio | Classical Humanities, Creative Writing, and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Triple Major

Hannah Clarke’s nominator wrote that Hannah quickly took on the mantle of ally, advocate, champion, and educator for the queer community at Miami. Hannah, an Oxford native and Talawanda High School graduate, made it their mission to educate the Miami community and is a visible symbol of queer identity on campus. 

As a first-year student, Hannah joined Spectrum and immediately started presenting on Pride Panels in Miami classrooms. Hannah then served as the social chair for Spectrum, creating events that engaged the queer community and the overall Miami community in safe and productive dialogues. They spent the last two years serving as the president of Spectrum and one of their accomplishments in this role include working with LGBTQ+ Services to bring back the Miami Pride Parade, a signature event that had not occurred for multiple years. Hannah also served as an editor for the Women*s Center’s annual publication the Femmellectual. This publication provides a space where feminist, activist, queer, and multicultural students know that truth is spoken and creative thought is welcomed.

In addition to these contributions, Hannah was an Altman Fellow, a member of the College of Arts and Science Student Advisory Council, and conducted research on the impact of the Classics on queer youth identity formation.