My current research concerns the problem of persistence in basic writing students. Students who take developmental coursework are unfortunately notorious for failing to persist even in passing their first credit-bearing composition course. I am exceedingly lucky to work at an institution with equal concern for this serious issue and have taken central roles in implementing innovative approaches to bridge programs and the increasingly popular Accelerated Learning Program which have succeeded in improving student persistence, grade point average, and engagement with the academic community. I am presently researching & developing articles that will give other institutions the tools to develop programs similar to the ones that will serve these students well.
Popular culture, American Studies, visual culture, music
Television/Visual Culture, Film Studies, 20th Century Literature, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Youth/Teenage Culture, Subculture, Popular Culture, Urban Studies, Comic/Sequential Art, Popular Music, Feminism, Cultural Geography, Poststructuralism, Material Culture, Gender/Queer Studies, Critical Theory, African American Studies
I teach courses in African American literature, American Popular Music, Law and Literature, Creative Nonfiction, Ethics, and Introduction to Literature. My research focuses mostly on post-Civil Rights era African American literature, popular music and the intersection between law and African American culture.
American Literature, American Studies, Literary Theory, Popular Culture, Autobiography, Henry Adams
Classical rhetoric, history of rhetoric, delivery, composition, science fiction, music, popular culture, cultural studies
Transnational Americas, Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, comic books, music, collection, sound studies, identity
Young adult literature, cultural studies, digital humanities, hate studies, popular culture
African American literature and culture, U.S. popular music, feminism/feminist theory, media studies (especially sound and television)
Documentary, film & media studies, black popular cultures, women & gender studies