academivist + educator + researcher + writer
I am an assistant professor of Education Studies at DePauw University on the traditional and unceded lands of the Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) and Miami Nations (Greencastle, Indiana) and a research associate at the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET) at Nelson Mandela University on the traditional lands of the Khokhoi, San, and later AmaXhosa (Port Elizabeth, South Africa). I believe that scholarship has the capacity to serve as a form of "activism," an ever-evolving means to achieving social transformation. In my research, teaching, speaking, and writing of critical comparative global and transnational disparities, therefore, I explore relationships between resilience, resistance, oppression, and liberation. Addressing issues of (in)justice and (in)equity within in/formally designed education and knowledge structures of society pivot my approach. Within an inter-/trans-disciplinary realm, it is my aim to reconceptualize knowledges and practices, particularly within the context of disenfranchisement. My work intersects sociologies of education and knowledge with critical ethnic studies, social movement/activism studies, media, and science and technology studies. Read More . . .
"How Racism Migrates Across Cultures" podcast interview for America's Most Challenging Issue hosted by Masud Olufani