I have been teaching at Macalester College since 1998 and teach Introduction to African American Studies, Black Public Intellectuals, Race and the Law, Feminism and the Law, and Poverty and the American Dream. I was awarded a Bush Leadership Fellowship in the spring of 2009, allowing me to take an 18-month leave of absence from Macalester to complete my law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. EDUCATION: B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1991; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; 1997 Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota Law School’s Institute on Race and Poverty 1998; Fellowship at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs 1999; J.D. William Mitchell College of Law 2011.
“Infiltrate What Exists, Innovate What Doesn’t”: Mentoring in the Academy, Leading By Example Part 2, The Feminist Wire (2014)
“Infiltrate What Exists, Innovate What Doesn’t”: Mentoring in the Academy, Leading By Example Part 1, The Feminist Wire (2014)
What You Don't Know Can Kill You: Race Class and Access to Genetic Cancer Testing, The Feminist Wire (2013)
Your Feminism Ain't Like Ours , Because We Are Raising Quvenzhané, The Feminist Wire (2013)
Incarcerated Motherhood, Journal of Race, Gender, & Ethnicity (2013)
This article explores how theories about race, gender, and the law are applied within the...
Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity (with Bruce Baum) (2009)
Racially Writing the Republic investigates the central role of race in the construction and transformation...
Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this book analyzes Black women's involvement in American political life, focusing...
Contributions to Books/Essays
To Die for the People's Temple: The Appropriation of Huey Newton by Jim Jones (with Adam John Waterman), People's Temple and Black Religion in America (2004)
From Kennedy to Combahee: Black Feminist Activism from 1960 to 1980, Sisters in the struggle: African American women in the civil rights-black power movement (2001)
Nineteenth Cenury Black Feminist Writing and Organizing as a Humanist Act, By These Hands: A Documentary History of African-American Humanism (2001)
Barack Obama as Walter Lee Younger, Jr., Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (2008)
Over the course of the past year, commentary from prominent voices including Robert L. Johnson,...