Tag: sociology

What I’m Reading This Month – April 2019

What I’m Reading This Month – April 2019

One of the most exciting things happened to me last month…. I won a book giveaway from Goodreads! If you’re not on Goodreads, as soon as you get done reading this post head on over there and make an account. Goodreads allows you join yearly…

Top 5 Must Reads – Fall 2018

Top 5 Must Reads – Fall 2018

Recently I was a guest on Ena Esco’s “Verbally Effective” podcast, where we talked about Korean adoption, adoptee citizenship, my career trajectory, and of course, this blog. Many of you may remember me from my WendyEats days. Back then I exclusively blogged about locally owned…

I Got Something to Say: Gender, Race, and Social Consciousness in Rap Music

I Got Something to Say: Gender, Race, and Social Consciousness in Rap Music

Ever since my article, “The cost of being ‘real‘: black authenticity, colorism, and Billboard Rap Chart rankings,” was published in Ethnic & Racial Studies (2018), I’ve gotten requests to review other work on hip hop, lyricism, and identity. Last week I received Matthew Oware’s book I Got Something…

Working Law: Courts, Corporations, and Symbolic Civil Rights

Working Law: Courts, Corporations, and Symbolic Civil Rights

This summer I was awarded the 2018 Robert W. Janes Commemorative Award. This award is given to the top doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland. In addition to a certificate of award, inscribed name plate added to the Janes Award departmental plaque where…

Another Kind of Public Education: Race, Schools, the Media, and Democratic Possibilities

Another Kind of Public Education: Race, Schools, the Media, and Democratic Possibilities

This summer, really since I defended my dissertation in March, I’ve been committed to reading more non-school-related books. Aided by my Prince George’s County library card, I have been quite successful. In fact, since then, I’ve read 19 glorious books and found a love for…

Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line

Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line

As if one dissertation-sized project weren’t enough, I did two. As a side project, Devon R. Goss and I conducted a study of non-Black members of historically Black Greek-Letter organizations, which eventually became Diversity in Black Greek-Letter Organizations: Breaking the Line. Starting in the early twentieth century…