Peabody master’s candidate Sarah Thomas (BM ‘17, Violin) has been awarded one of this year’s Hugh Hawkins Research Fellowships for the Study of Hopkins History. Thomas plans to conduct research this summer at the Peabody Archives on the history of racial barriers and desegregation at the Peabody Institute in the 20th century. She will be supported by faculty mentor Judah Adashi and archivist mentor Matt Testa. The Hugh Hawkins fellowship is open to all Johns Hopkins University students who wish to conduct research into an aspect of the rich history of the university. This is the second year the award is offered, and the first time a Peabody student has been selected.