I study memoir and autobiography as genres of Black women's intellectual history. Specifically, I examine how Black women write life stories of healing, health, and wellness (inner peace) and human rights (outer peace). My work posits Black women writers as literary mentors for educational empowerment and social justice. Grounded in humanities areas of Black studies, women's studies, and history, my research is inherently interdisciplinary.
2017 Honoree, CAU Delores Aldridge-Eldridge McMillan Award for Excellence in Research