"It's Because She's Black"
On the first day of grad school for her PhD, a fellow student tells Bianca Jones Marlin that she doesn't really belong there.
contact:  stories@storycollider.org
subscribe:  our mailing list
A ticket to grad school
Ibrahima Bah discovers the hardest part of studying physics: the immigration office.
“All I want to do is physics, I came to grad school to do physics. Why aren't you letting me do this?”
Photo by Evgenia Nikolova
Ibrahima Bah
Physics graduate student
Ibrahima Bah grew up in Dakar, Senegal and immigrated to New York City in 1997 at the age of 13. He studied Physics and Mathematics at Lafayette College, and then started graduate school in physics at the University of Iowa. After one year in corn land, he transferred to the University of Michigan, where he will begin his fifth and final year this coming fall.
return to podcast page