I’m a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Minnesota. Broadly, my research interests are race, gender, social movements, and civic engagement. A large part of my research agenda is examining the engagement of Black people, Black women specifically, within civil society. My research has two main focuses:

First, my research examines Black women’s voluntary associations and radical social movements. My dissertation looks at Black Sororities’ interactions with the Black feminist movement from 1968-1980. It is a comparative historical project in which I look at two similar organizations and examine why the two organizations, who had interacted similarly with previous social movements like the suffrage and civil rights movements, diverge with the emergence of post-civil rights radical movement making.

The second line of my research focuses on Black civic engagement and Black civil society.  In this line of research I look at various facets of civic engagement like volunteering and voluntary associations.