Teaching Experience

Senior Thesis Seminar, University of California at Berkeley - Spring 2017

Keywords in American Studies: Race, University of California at Berkeley - Summer 2016

Race and Representation in US CultureUniversity of California at Berkeley - Summer 2015

Birth of American Consumerism, University of California at Berkeley  -  Spring 2015

American Folklore, University of California at Berkeley - Fall 2014

Chicano History, University of California at Berkeley - Summer 2014 

Race and American Film, University of California at Berkeley - Spring 2014

Slavery and African American Life before 1865, University of California at Berkeley - Fall 2013

African American Culture: Music, Art, and Literature, Laney College, Oakland, CA - Spring 2013

African American Experience Through Film, Laney College, Oakland, CA - Fall 2012


Panels and Lectures

Guest Lecture, "Introduction to African American Studies," University of Washington, Fall 2017

Panel Participant, "Its Levels to This: Turning Passion Into Profession," UCLA, African Arts Ensemble, Spring 2017

Panel Participant, "Ava DuVernay's 13th," at Glendale Community College, Spring 2017 

Panel Participant, "Black Abstraction and Luminal Archives: Visions of an Atmospheric Experience," at Black Portraitures III, Fall 2016

Panel Participant, "Society's Views on Black Women's Hair," at USC, Annenberg Media, Spring 2016

Panel Participant, “Roundtable - Insurgency: The Black Lives Matter Issue,”at UC Berkeley, Spring 2015

Guest Lecturer - "The Long Civil Rights Movement": Regionality and Cultural Politics, Lick Wilmerding High School, San Francisco, CA - October 2014

Coordinator of St. Clair Drake Research Symposium at UC Berkeley, Spring 2012

Panel Participant, "Black Women's Bodies, Navajo Women's Bodies: Performance and Our Presentation of Self," at UC Berkeley, Fall of 2011



Dissertation Completion Fellowship, UC Berkeley, Fall 2017 and Fall 2016

Chancellor’s Fellowship, UC Berkeley, Fall 2011 - Spring 2013

Una Fellowship, UC Berkeley, Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Phi Beta Kappa, Department of History, UC Berkeley Inducted - Spring 2011

High Honors for Senior Thesis “Black Style Politics: Black Men’s Hair from 1978-1988," Department of History, UC Berkeley - Spring 2011