Presentation: Engaging Controversial Discussions

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February 25, 2015 I had the exciting opportunity to co-facilitate UD’s Center for Teaching and Learning’s workshop titled, “How can I manage controversial discussions?” Events on campus and in society at-large often spark important, yet challenging conversations. This workshop helped faculty and staff participants develop strategies for facilitating planned and unplanned difficult dialogues. Check out this link for information about the workshop and other diversity-related CTAL events:

Teaching: Spring 2015

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During the Spring 2015 term I will teach an undergraduate course titled Race in Society and a graduate-level course titled Racial Stratification.

Presentation – Connecting Past and Present: Black Daughters’ Perceptions of Black Fathering

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I’m presenting at the Black Doctoral Network’s 2nd Annual Conference this Saturday at 11:45am. I’m presenting on the panel titled, “Black Couples and Families: Exploring African-American Relationships and Family Life II. For more information visit:

Presentation: OSU symposium on Black Girls

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Last month, I presented my research on the role of Black fathers in the lives of their daughters at a two-day symposium titled Black Girls: A Silent Crisis, hosted by The Ohio State University Department of African American and African Studies & Rise Sister Rise. The conference’s theme was African American girls’ experience of trauma and resiliency. The symposium was Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, 2014 held at the OSU African American and African Studies Community Extension Center. Here is link with more information:

Teaching: Fall 2014

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This fall I will teach Race in Society!

Presentation: When Your Identities are Your Work

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If you are in Ann Arbor area, I invite you to attend a panel discussion about navigating identities and work when your work is focused around one or more of your social identities (e.g. being an LGB/T person working in a job that deals primarily with sexual orientation or gender; being a person of color working in a multicultural center, etc). I’m giving a SHORT presentation and facilitating small group discussions.


Here is a link:

Confirmed panelists:

  • D. Alvarez – Interim Program Manager at the Program on Intergroup Relations
  • Maria Johnson – Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for the Education of Women
  • Larry La Fountain-Stokes – Director of the Latina/o Studies Program and Associate Professor of American Culture, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Women’s Studies
  • Shari Robinson-Lynk – Assistant Director for Engaged Learning Partnerships at the Ginsberg Center; LEO Adjunct Lecturer with both the School of Social Work and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Jonah Thompson – Program Advisor and Studio Manager at Ann Arbor Neutral Zone
  • Carrie Ross – Senior Counselor and Program Specialist at Center for Education of Women; Teaches at UM and EMU Schools of Social Work

Presentation: U-M Fatherhood Research Panel

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 I will present at the “U-M Fatherhood Research Panel.” The title of my presentation is, “Through Daughters’ Eyes:  Race and Gender Ideals in Black Daughter-Father Relationships.” Here are more details about the event:

U-M Fatherhood Research Panel
3:00-4:00pm, Educational Conference Center
Room 1840, School of Social Work Building
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Here is a link to a flyer with more information: