Years in Program: 3
Fields: African American, United States and African History
Advisor: Dr. Pero G. Dagbovie, Professor
MA in African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University
Graduate Minor, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
BA in African American Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Second Major, Political Science and Minor, Southern Studies
I am a third year doctoral student studying African American, United States and African History. My research interests focus on the activism of Black students during the Civil Rights Movement and Black Power Movement. I am particularly interested in the activism of Black students in North Carolina and how race, gender, class and respectability influenced their activism and the subsequent commemoration of their activism. I am also interested in the use of oral history and other methods to address erasures and silences in the traditional archives concerning Black women and Black people as a whole. I am also active in digital humanities. I have worked on the Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina Project, the Civil Rights in Black and Brown Oral History Project and #Blktwitterstorians.