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B.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
M.A., Sociology, Temple University, Philadelphia, Penn., 2007
Ph.D., Sociology with Women's Studies emphasis, Temple University, Philadelphia, Penn., 2012
2011-12. Senior Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Center for Humanities at Temple University.
Summer 2011. Summer Research Opportunity Program (Completion Grant), AGEP Temple University.
2009-10. Chow-Green Scholarship (formerly known as the Women of Color Dissertation Scholarship), Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS).
2014. Pedagogy Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning at Texas Lutheran University.
2015. Outstanding Civically Engaged Course Award, Center for Servant Leadership at Texas Lutheran University.
2015-16. Professional Development & Research Grant, Texas Lutheran University.
Summer 2016. Pedagogy Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning at Texas Lutheran University.
Summer 2016. Democratizing Knowledge Summer Institute, "Just Academic Spaces: Creating New Publics Through Radical Literacies", fellowship from Andrew K. Mellon Foundation.
Fall 2016. Course Release Grant, Center for Teaching and Learning at Texas Lutheran University.
2015. Co-author of a manuscript (with colleagues at the University of Maryland, College Park) titled " 'Don’t Leave Us Behind': The Importance of Mentoring for Underrepresented Minority Faculty" to the American Educational Research Journal.
2015. "Characteristics and Perceptions of Women of Color Faculty Nationally." In Disrupting the Culture of Silence: Confronting Gender Inequality and Making Change in the Academy, edited by Kris De Welde and Andi Stepnick. Stylus Publishing.
2010. “In the Margins of the Academy: Women of Color and Job Satisfaction.” Pgs. 135-157. In Dilemmas of Black Faculty at U.S. Predominantly White Institutions: Issues in the Post-Multicultural Era, edited by Sharon E. Moore, Rudolph Alexander, Jr., and Anthony J. Lemelle, Jr. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.
April 2017. “Sharing the Load: Reducing the Diversity Double Duty of Women of Color Faculty” (Invited Panelist) Pacific Sociological Society (PSA) Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
February 2017. “Moving From Trauma to Wellness: Sisters of Color Collective Healing” (Workshop Organizer) Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Winter Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.
February 2016. “Making Change in Unlikely Places: Feminist and Anti-Racist Work in Southern Universities & Colleges” (Strategic Workshop), Co-Facilitators: Amelia Koford, Texas Lutheran University; Briana Barner, University of Texas, Austin; Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Winter Meeting, Memphis, TN.
October 2015. “Diversity in the Classroom, Suggestions and Approaches” (Workshop C0- Facilitator) TLU Center for Teaching and Learning Brown Bag Series, Seguin, TX.
May 2015. “Social Justice Pedagogy” (Presenter) TLU Center for Teaching and Learning Pedagogy Conference, Seguin, TX.
March 2015. “Characteristics and Perceptions of Women of Color Faculty Nationally” (Invited Panel) Southern Sociological Society (SSS) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
February 2015. “Paradoxes of University Teaching: Women of Color in the Classroom” (Panel) Sociologist for Women in Society (SWS) Winter Meeting, Washington, DC.
August 2014. “Who is Professional? Women of Color Faculty, Hyper-Professionalism, and the Embodiment of Stress” (Roundtable) American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
March 2014. “Creating Capacity Collaboratively: Connecting Learning and Civic Outcomes" (Participant) Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, Auburn University, MS.
August 2012. “Perceptions of Legitimacy and Desire to Leave Academia: An Examination of Women of Color Faculty Nationally” (Invited Speaker), Society for the Study of Social Problem (SSSP) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
April 2012. “Mediated Engagements: Presence, Participation, and Cyberspace” (Organizer) Conference sponsored by the graduate student fellows at the Center for Humanities at Temple University.
March 2012. “Hyper-Professional Bodies: how Women of Color Faculty Embody the ‘Professional’ ”(Panel) Southern Sociological Society (SSS) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
April 2011. “Women of Color Navigating the Academy: the Discursive Power of Professionalism” (Dissertation Fellows Poster Session), American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
February 2011. “Disrupting the Cartesian Legacies in Sociology: What Embodiment as Methodology and Social Process Can Tell us about Women of Color” (Panel), Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
August 2010. “Retaining Students of Color in the Sciences: A Case Study of a Minority Fellowship Program” (Roundtable), American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
August 2009. “Performing Bodies: Women Faculty Negotiating Academic Governance” (Panel) American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.