I am primarily interested in the intersection of political philosophy and education. My key questions are:
- How have colleges and universities served as sites of civic education?
- How does our national notion of citizenship affect educational opportunities afforded to various groups across time?
- How are social movements and ideas of democracy and citizenship transmitted through education and educators?
Topics of Interest:
History of Higher Ed, African American History, Philosophy and History of Education, Citizenship, Civics Education, U.S. Foreign Policy, Political Theory, National Building and Education, Democracy and Education, Education in Times/Places of Conflict, Intellectual History
Ph.D. Education, Rutgers University, in progress
-Concentrations: History and Political Theory
M.A. Education, Rutgers Graduate School of Education 2019
-Concentration: History of Education
-Africana Studies Graduate Certificate
M.A. International Affairs, American University School of International Service, 2014
-Concentrations: International Organizations and Social Political Theory
B.A. Political Philosophy, University of Dallas, 2011
-Concentrations: International Studies and French
Other questions I consistently think about in the course of my work include:
- How is domestic education influenced by the U.S.’s role/position in the world and in global affairs?
- How is education used by the state?
- In what ways does education help to maintain the regime or status quo? In what ways does education challenge it?
- How has/how should the current U.S. education system prepare students for democratic self-governance?
- How does formal and informal education contribute to a sense of shared (national/cultural) identity?
- How do we—as perpetrators and victims–pass on knowledge of national trauma and conflict to future generations through education?
- History of HBCUs as sites of civic education
- Transmission of ideas about democracy, citizenship, and civic identity
- Nation building and citizenship formation in education
- U.S. foreign policy and domestic education
- How schools as institutions reflect our notions of citizenship
- Education in times of conflict or oppression