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Portfolio

Below you will find recent samples of my writing and editing. I researched, wrote, and edited all the works featured on this page. Some samples are available publicly and others are excerpts from print media available for purchase. In the case of excerpts or links that are no longer available online, a PDF document has been provided.

 

Click the image to view the samples. Contact me if you have questions or want to contract me for research, writing, or editing projects.

01

Sisters in the Shadows: an Examination of Prince’s

“Strange Relationship” with Black Women

This is an excerpt from a paper on one of my favorite research subjects: Prince. It that was published in the Howard Journal of Communications special issue Prince in/as blackness: Explorations of a music icon and racial politics.

02

Thea Nerissa Barnes

This is an article that I co-wrote with Akosua Boakye BEM for HotFoot Magazine in tribute to dancer, choreographer, and researcher Thea Nerissa Barnes.

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Prince: Introduction of a New Breed Leader

This is an excerpt from my chapter in the first academic book published on Prince: Prince and Popular Music: Critical Perspectives on an Interdisciplinary Life. I presented this paper at the first interdisciplinary scholarly conference on Prince, which was held at the University of Salford in Manchester, UK.

04

Black History Month

Did You Know? Series

This is a collection of short biographies that I wrote for Black History Month and shared with faculty and staff at DePaul University School for New Learning as part of an annual series during my service on its Africa Diaspora committee from 2014-2016. Contributors volunteered to take a week and publish daily pieces about subjects of our choice. Mine represent my varied interests in Black culture and history.

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Writing News Blog

This is a collection of select blogs that I wrote for the SNL Writing News blog while I was a member of the resident faculty at DePaul University's School for New Learning. The blogs were created to support faculty in teaching writing in the disciplines to students in the interdisciplinary college. As a member of the writing program, I regularly contributed to the blog. I selected topics that were important to me as they helped to exemplify and evolve my teaching philosophy and practice. You can view them "live" by clicking the links in the headers of the document.