Salwa Halloway is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature and is additionally affiliated with the Department of African American Studies. Her dissertation centers on goombay, a musical form that originated amongst the Maroon communities in Jamaica in the late 18th century and since took root in West and Central Africa. Her work has been supported with funding from the Department of African American Studies and the Effron Center for the Study of America. Salwa has received a President's Fellowship, a merit grant from Princeton University's Center for Human Values, and a Critical Language Scholarship. Prior to her educational career at Princeton, she earned an MA in Comparative Literature from University College London and carried out a US Fulbright Student Award in Malta.