My research primarily focuses on Feminist Theory, Politics, and Discourse (particularly Black Feminism), Hip Hop Culture (especially rap music), and Critical Media Studies.
My most recent project, In Audre’s Footsteps: Transnational Kitchen Table Talk, co-authored by Dana Maria Asbury with Jazlyn Tate Andrews, is the 7th edition of Ingeborg Bachmann Prize-winner Sharon Dodua Otoo‘s Witnessed Series. Additionally, I’ve published in The Cultural Impact of Kanye West, the Journal of Popular Culture, the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, and Unteilbar: Bündnisse gegen Rassismus. I’m also the author of forthcoming essays that examine FX’s The Shield, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop, Bravo’s Married to Medicine, and “expertise” in Women’s and Gender Studies.
I’ve given talks at Vanderbilt University, Kim Bevill’s Gender and the Brain Conference, the University of Georgia, the Educating Children of Color Summit, Cornell University, the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, Portland State University, the U.S. Olympic Committee, the University of Arizona, and the Kampagne für Opfer Rassistischer Polizeigewalt in Berlin. I’ve also contributed to Mark Anthony Neal’s NewBlackMan, NPR‘s “Here and Now,” KOAA news and KRCC in Colorado Springs, Bitch Media, and Act Out.