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I am an assistant professor of Communication and African and African American Studies in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland.

As an interdisciplinary scholar  with a focus in race, class, and gender, my teaching, research, and service crosses many boundaries reaching deep into the fields of communication, history, education, cultural studies (specifically race, class, and gender issues), women’s studies and black history.  My background experience includes my doctoral work in black women’s history, historical sociolinguistics, and women’s history; a master’s degree in International Peace Studies, with a concentration in race, class, and gender issues, from the Joan B. Kroc Center of International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame; over ten years of experience working as a documentary filmmaker, with three New York Emmy nominations; and, four years working as a Master Teacher of History/Social Studies, winning the 2006 Maryland History Teacher of the Year Award. My first book,”Sparking the Genius: The Carter G. Woodson Lecture” (Apprentice House) is due out in February 2014, and my second book, “Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis (USC Press) is due out in May 2014.


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