Trans-itioning: Moving across Academic Spaces

  I was privileged to be among the chosen to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Contemporary African American Literature, directed by Lovalerie King at Penn State University. As I reflect on the experience, it is hard to articulate what actually took place in that space.  Sure, I can tell … Continue reading Trans-itioning: Moving across Academic Spaces

Teaching English Majors vs. Black Studies Majors: A Reflection on Pedagogy

  I recently completed my first semester in an African American Studies Department where 1 of the 16 seminar participants was an English major. This was a completely new landscape and as I prepared the course I gave little thought to adapting my teaching approach to accommodate students who did not have a literary background.  … Continue reading Teaching English Majors vs. Black Studies Majors: A Reflection on Pedagogy