Papers and Projects
This research examines the effectiveness of diversity flyers, and posters on students of color who are in involved in student organizations that pride diversity, inclusion, and respecting differences in their mission and values. 2019.
This project explores 1) the experience of Black teens enrolled in AP English courses and 2) the effect of their courseworks and assigned texts have on their perception of themselves.
This paper examines the ways that mission and diversity statements at three universities exhibit rhetorical characteristics of the discourse of whiteness.
My research interest is in rhetorical silence, rhetorical listening, diversity rhetoric, and African-American Vernacular. I also have an interest in racialized educational policies and their effects on Black senior high school students from single parent homes.
University of Texas at San Antonio 2018-1019 Honors Thesis: “Self-Perceptions Of Black Teens In AP English Literature Courses And How Muted Group Theory Can Help Us Understand How To Teach Them Better.“
University of Texas at San Antonio Summer 2018 Research Assistant: Dr. Sonja Lanehart,“Title: In progress”
University of Texas at San Antonio, 2017-2018: “Rhetorical Silence and Rhetorical Listening: Taking a look at the effectiveness of diversity rhetoric on members of culturally-relevant student organizations.”
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Papers and Presentations
Paper Presentation, “Rhetorical Silence and Rhetorical Listening: Taking a look at the effectiveness of diversity rhetoric on members of culturally-relevant student organizations.”2018 Rhetoric Society of America National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota; June 2018.
Panelist, “Imagining Black Feminist Futures: Afrofuturisms, Black Utopias, and Sonic Rhetorics,” National Women’s Studies Association National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia; November 2018
Paper Presentation, “Self-Perceptions Of Black Teens In AP English Literature Courses And How Muted Group Theory Can Help Us Understand How To Teach Them Better.” 2019 National Conferences of NAAAS, NAHLS, NANAS, & IAAS; February 2019.
Poster Presentation, “University Mission Statements and Whiteness” 5thPlace Undergraduate Poster Winner. 2019 UTSA COLFA Undergraduate Research Conference; March 2019
Paper Presentation, “University Mission Statements and Whiteness.” 2019 Communicating Diversity Conference, College Station, Texas; March 2019.