- Social Inequalities
- Social Control and Deviance
- Culture and Identity
2016 Graduate Instructor, Youth in Today’s World, Sociology 3440, Online
2016 Graduate Instructor, Culture and Mass Media, Sociology 2300, Online
2016 Teaching Assistant/Co-Instructor, Exploration in Social and Economic Justice,
Social Work 2000
2015 Graduate Instructor, Culture and Mass Media, Sociology 2300
2015 Graduate Instructor, Criminology, Sociology 3600, Online
2015 Graduate Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Social Research, Sociology 2950
2015 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Sociology, Sociology 1000
2014 Teaching Assistant, Criminology, Sociology 3600
2014 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Sociology, Sociology 1000
2013 Teaching Assistant, Social Inequalities, Sociology 2200
2013 Teaching Assistant, Criminology, Sociology 3600
I am a native of Sacramento, California. I completed my undergraduate career at San Jose State University earning two Bachelor’s in Psychology and African American Studies. I continued my education at the University of Mississippi earning a Master’s degree in Southern Studies. In 2013, I began the PhD program in Sociology at the University of Missouri, earning my Master’s degree in 2015. My academic interests are in social inequalities, social control and deviance, criminology, race and ethnic studies, and culture and identity. My research focuses on the experiences of Black males during incarceration and the process of reentry and reintegration.
2011 – 2013 Underrepresented Minority Fellowship
2013 – 2018 Gus T. Ridgel Fellowship
2014 – 2015 James S. Rollins Slavery Atonement Endowment Award
2015 Co-Chair Panelist/Presenter, “Disrupting silence: A discussion of disadvantage and privilege,” Panel Session. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association. November 2015. San Antonio, TX.
2014 Presenter, “Socialization after prisonization: Analyzing offender narratives of incarceration and reentry,” Paper Session. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. November 2014. San Francisco, CA.
2014 Presenter, “Old habits die hard: Black male incarceration in the U.S. South,” Paper Session. Conference on Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South. April 2014. Oxford, MS.