Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Alumni Spotlight: Mabinty Quarshie


Mason Alumna Mabinty Quarshie has gone on to an exciting career as digital editor for USA Today, managing their social media (some accounts with millions of followers) and more recently, writing for their website. Last week, Mabinty wrote an article about Beyoncé’s album ‘Lemonade’, highlighting her journey as a black feminist woman and discussing the backlash and criticism she has received along the way. Mabinty graduated from Mason in 2013 with a degree in English Language and Literature/Letters, and then got her Master’s degree in Journalism from Georgetown University.

At Mason, Mabinty was a Women and Gender Studies minor, president of the Feminist Student Organization for two years, and worked in the Women and Gender Studies Center, where she made lasting contributions, including founding the WGST library collection. Mabinty received a Distinguished Quill Award at Mason for her active involvement, mentorship, and leadership.

A link to Mabinty’s recent USA Today article on Beyoncé can be found here.

You can follow on her twitter: @MabintyQ

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