I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Sociology, and am also core faculty of the African and African American Studies Program at Northeastern Illinois University. I have taught courses such as Race and Ethnicity, Introduction to Sociology, Social Structure in Black Communities, and Policing in Black Communities. My research interests include the impact of globalization on the feminization of poverty on a global scale, policing and social control in black communities, the socio-historical analysis of white privilege in America, and American identity among African-Americas. I have experience in survey and evaluation research projects, with both qualitative and quantitative foci. I have received teaching fellowships from both Northwestern University and Texas State University. I was also the recipient of the Hines Small Research Grant in Mental Health from the Mental Health Association of the District of Columbia.
Ph.D., Sociology, 2008, Howard University
M.A., Sociology, 2004, Howard University
B.A., Sociology, 2000, Howard University