Born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Recently transplanted in the Washington, DC metro area; attempting to navigate the nuances and complexities of academia, activism through feminist and anti-racist pedagogy, and the precarity of first-generation higher education.
I hold a degree in English with a concentration in Literary Studies and a minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. I am currently a second-year graduate student in the Department of English at the University of Maryland, College Park where I am pursuing a Master of Arts in English with a concentration in Literature and certificate in Critical Theory.
My research interests include early modern literature—particularly Shakespearean drama and early modern women writers—and critical theory—particularly poststructuralism, feminist theory, queer theory, and critical race theory.
I am especially interested in feminist and antiracist pedagogy and looking at the ways that early modern English literature can offer insights into cultivating empathy and compassion in literature and composition classrooms. My goal is to continue to cultivate classroom environments that empower and support students who belong to marginalized identity groups, particularly LGBTQ+ students and students of color.
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