EDUCATION

Ph.D. Candidate | University of California, Berkeley |African Diaspora Studies | Expected May 2020

Master of Arts | University of California, Berkeley |African American Studies | May 2013

Bachelor of Arts | University of California, Berkeley | History (Manga Cum Laude) | May 2011

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

The Creative Capital, Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program | 2019

Dissertation Completion Fellowship | University of California, Berkeley | 2016-2017

Chancellor’s Fellowship| University of California, Berkeley | 2011 - 2013

Una Fellowship| University of California, Berkeley | 2011 - 2012

Phi Beta Kappa | University of California, Berkeley | Inducted 2011

CURATORIAL EXHIBITIONS

Plumb Line: Charles White and the Contemporary | California African American Museum (CAAM) | 2019

Mappings | Residency Art Gallery | 2019

Womxn on Womxn | The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Advocate and Gochis Galleries | 2018

Second Look Twice | Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) | 2018

Bold Visual Language: Emory Douglas | Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) | 2018

Refuge: Shinique Smith | California African American Museum (CAAM) | 2018

black is a color | Antenna Gallery | New Orleans | 2018

black is a color | Charlie James Gallery | 2017

CATALOGUE ESSAYS

Prints | Second Look Twice | Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) | 2018

Settled Space, Settled Moments | Refuge: Shinique Smith | California African American Museum (CAAM) | 2018

FREELANCE WRITER

Contributor | Leste Magazine | 2018

Contributor | Performa Magazine | 2017-2018

Introduction | Relations: Black Salt Collective | 2018

Contributor | Acres | 2017

Contributor | Palmss Magazine | 2017

Monthly Contributor | San Francisco Arts Quarterly (SFAQ) | 2016 – 2017

Contributor | Everyday Feminism |2016

EDITORIAL

Editor | The Diaspora: A Biannual Publication | UC Berkeley | 2015 – 2018

Content Editior | Palmss Magazine | 2016

Assistant Editor of Visual Art | Nineteen Sixty-Nine: An Ethnic Studies Journal | 2015

PANELS

Untitled | California African American Museum | 2019

Black Refractions: Sadie Barnette, Essence Harden, and Emily Khulmann In Conversation | 2019

The Art of the Print: A Conversation with Paulson Fontaine Press and David Huffman | Museum of the African Diaspora | 2018

NOW WHAT! Critical issues for Art in the Public Realm | California State at Long Beach | 2018

Points of Access: Curators in Conversation | Art + Practice | 2018

Black Prominence: The Vision & Re-vision of Art and Leadership | Art Practical SF at California College of Arts | 2018

Mass Incarceration and Visual Art, Response to Ava DuVernay's 13th | Glendale Community College | Spring 2017 

'Its Levels to This: Turning Passion Into Profession | UCLA | Spring 2017

Black Abstraction and Luminal Archives: Visions of an Atmospheric Experience | Black Portraitures III | 2016

Society's Views on Black Women's Hair | University of Southern California, Annenberg Media | 2016

Think Tank Member | Creative Eco Systems: Body Politic | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | 2013 -2014

GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

and the moment before | Good Children Gallery | New Orleans, LA | 2017

Writing Herself | Main Museum | Los Angeles, CA| 2017

and then, of course, there was this time | Abstraction to Visual Order |Black Portraitures III | Johannesburg, South Africa | 2016

Fix Yo'Self a Plate | Visions Into Infinite Archives | SOMArts | San Francisco, CA | 2016

American Trained Barber | Field of Inquiry, Body Politic Edition | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) | San Francisco, CA | 2014

CONSULTANT

Sugar Skye Pictures | Los Angeles, CA | 2017 -Current 

TEACHING - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Senior Thesis Seminar | Spring 2017

Keywords in American Studies: Race |Summer 2016

Race and Representation in US Culture | Summer 2015

Birth of American Consumerism |Spring 2015

American Folklore |Fall 2014

Chicano History | Summer 2014 

Race and American Film | Spring 2014

Slavery and African American Life before 1865 |Fall 2013

GUEST LECTURER

Introduction to African American Studies |University of Washington| Fall 2017

The Long Civil Rights Movement: Regionality and Cultural Politics | Lick Wilmerding High School |

San Francisco, CA | Fall 2014

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

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

INTERNSHIP

Writing and Research | Sugar Skye Pictures | Los Angeles, CA | 2015 - 2017

Programs Department | Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD) | Spring 2014

Coordinator and Liaison | | KQED’s An Afternoon with Basquiat| Berkeley Art Museum | Winter 2014