I study memoir and autobiography as Black women's intellectual history. Specifically, I examine how Black women write life stories of peace, freedom, and justice. My work posits Black women writers as literary mentors in education, health, and culture. Grounded in humanities, Black studies, women's studies, and history, my research is inherently interdisciplinary. The primary focus of my research is Black women's empowerment and creative survival.
2017 Honoree, CAU Delores Aldridge-Eldridge McMillan Award for Excellence in Research