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#BlackLivesMatter as civic engagement

It’s been nearly a year since Deen Freelon, assistant professor of communication studies at American University, first reached out about applying for a grant to study #BlackLivesMatter as civic engagement. Together with Freelon and Charlton McIllwain, an...

I’m ABD. Lead me home, #BlackTwitter.

I’m ABD. All But Dissertation or All But Done, depending on how you look at it. After yesterday’s meeting with my committee (and by meeting I  mean nerve-wracking dissertation proposal defense), I’ve been admitted to candidacy to earn a doctorate of...

The First 90 Days: Academic Edition

I hate the first day of school. All of the school-supply shopping, the outfit-choosing, the intricate arrangements to meet up with friends to discuss our lofty goals for the year? Hate it. Even as a professor. Especially as a professor. I prefer the groove of mid-term...

Resurrecting the “f-word”

I literally just walked in the door, put up my groceries and was about to take a nap when I scrolled across a tweet from Luvvie about use of the word “female.” The tweet was a sentiment I agree with, so I RT’d, added and arrow, and went to check my...