President’s Reception for First-Generation College Students

President Tuajuanda Jordan organized a reception for first-generation college students at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.  Its purpose was for students to get to know faculty members who were first-generation college students.  The event was a huge success for students and faculty!  Many faculty were surprised to find out that other faculty members had been first-generation college students.  I am greatly looking forward to the next reception.

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NWSA Paper Accepted

My paper, “Intersectionality and Articulation: Epistemological Overlaps,” has been accepted for presentation at the National Women’s Studies Association annual conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, in November 2017.  I also received the First Nations / Indigenous Peoples General Conference Registration Grant from the NWSA to facilitate the cost of attending.

Joined the Editorial Board at Fashion, Style & Popular Culture

I have joined the Editorial Board at Fashion, Style & Popular Culture! I am very excited about this opportunity to be at the heart of discussions about fashion! I am especially looking forward to encouraging more authors to submit articles on cultural analyses of athletic sportswear, and expanding this area of scholarship.

Here is the description of the journal from the website:

Fashion, Style & Popular Culture is a peer-reviewed journal specifically dedicated to the area of fashion scholarship and its interfacings with popular culture. It was established to provide an interdisciplinary environment for fashion academics and practitioners to publish innovative scholarship in all aspects of fashion and popular culture relating to design, textiles, production, promotion, consumption and appearance-related products and services. Articles related to history, manufacturing, aesthetics, sourcing, marketing, branding, merchandising, retailing, technology, psychological/sociological aspects of dress, style, body image, and cultural identities, as well as purchasing, shopping, and the ways and means consumers construct identity as associated to Fashion, Style & Popular Culture are welcomed.