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Researching and Writing

A Little About Me...

I’m currently an Associate Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at University of California, Merced

I grew up in Southern California.  After graduating from UCLA with a BA in Sociology, I attended UC Irvine, where I completed my MA and PhD in Sociology. My scholarship and teaching focus on the intersection of race and gender, with an emphasis on Black feminist theory and film/media.   I’m the author of Black Women Directors (Rutgers University Press,  Quick Takes: Movies & Popular Culture series) Contemporary Black Women Filmmakers and the Art of Resistance (The Ohio State University Press, Black Performance and Cultural Criticism series) and the edited collection Kasi Lemmons: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi).

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