This project explored how 7th-12th grade Black girls in Cincinnati schools made sense of inequitable school discipline through focus groups and interviews. The misreading of their embodied politics, the ableist & cis-heterosexist antagonism, racist school resource officers, and the silencing of Black talk were all issues that framed their experiences. I completed this project with the support of a research assistant, Olivia Akinboyede, and the organization Ladies of Leadership.
Black Girls' Experiences of School Discipline
(Forthcoming) "Bodies and Belonging: Black Girl Being in the Classroom" In Interpreting the Body: Between Meaning and Materiality.
(2020) "Dear Strong Black Girl" In Strong Black Girls: Reclaiming Schools in Their Own Image.
Awards & Honors
3 Minute Thesis Competition 1st Place
Best Research Award UC's Department of Sociology
Marquita McLean Award UC's Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies