This is a space dedicated to academics, artists, and advocacy that inspire me to excel at what I do. As my work revolves around African American English, Verbal Arts Tradition, and Performance & Culture, each area speaks to these interests. Check back often for new additions. I hope they inspire you!

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Academics & Their Work

Influential researchers and their work

Documentary & Ethnographic Films

Performance & Verbal Art 

Spoken Word Poetry


Academics, Advocacy, & Art


*See my research blog for more details on the fieldwork project that is progress, or visit my research page for a synopsis of my research history as well as a few ideas that are in the works!