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I am a wearer of many hats: doctoral student, teacher, social activist, blogger, fiction writer, and most importantly, wife and mother.
I am currently a Ph.D. student in Africology and African American Studies at Temple University where I am also working toward a Graduate Certificate in Urban Education. I have a B.A. in English Literature from the College of Charleston, an M.A. in English Literature from Rutgers University—Camden, and an M.A. in African American Studies from Temple University.
My broad research interests include Afrocentric education theory, pedagogy and curriculum development; Africana literature, literary theory and analysis; as well as the psychology of Black identities. As a scholar-in-training, my overall goal is to contribute to the continued uplift of all Africana people. My research and activism are geared toward validating Africana cultures as well as using critical knowledge, analysis and reflection to build bridges between Black/African pasts, presents, and futures through cultural and historical reclamation and expansion. I regularly teach classes in English Composition and Africana Women's Literature.
And when away from the university, most of my time is spent homeschooling my two children, kicking back with my husband, and occasionally working on my "novel-that-won't-end."