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Day 1: Dr. Christiana Awosan & Dylan Rogers
Day 2: Dr. Samantha Pinto & Grevelin Ulerio
Day 3: Dr. Beth Berila & Dr. Rebecca Bigler
Day 4: Symone McCollum & Dr. Fred A Bonner II
Day 5: Dr. Nikki Young & Dr. Samuel Tanner
Day 6: Dr. Nina Banks & Dr. Stephen Graves
Day 7: Dr. Silvia Bettez & Shirah Moffatt-Darko
Day 8: Dr. Wendi Williams & Dr. Margaret M Ferrara
Day 9: Josh Hunter & Dr. Shirley Moody-Turner
Day 10: Dr. Jennifer Turner & Brian Davis
Day 11: Dr. Michael Vavrus & Ana Carolina Diaz Beltran
Day 12: Donna-Marie Cole-Malott & Dr. Stephanie Anne Shelton
Day 13: Dr. Kakali Bhattacharya & Indira Bailey
Day 14: Pauli Badenhorst & Dr. Kimberly Griffin
I'm an Associate Professor of Literacy and Language, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. I focus on dismantling supremacist patriarchies through research, teaching, and coaching. As a sociocultural literacist, I work to understand personal and public voices and stories to solve personal and public problems. I do this by researching the evolutionary nature and function of literacies and texts through the discourses of narrative research. My work exposes impetuses for various personal and social ills such as racism, sexism, and ableism.
I love to meditate way before dawn, work out like a soldier, and shop alone. I prefer rum to wine, jeans to skirts, and like my heels sky high (except when I'm wearing cowboy boots). Every year I ask my stylist to cornrow and bead my hair in homage to Patrice Rushen and Stevie Wonder (if you know of these artists and understand why demonstrating embodied respect for them is important, we can probably be friends). I believe in ghosts, fairies, and hobbits (for real). Musically, I vibe to old school everything (hip hop, R&B, jazz, rock, and classical) and especially dig Hildegard von Bingen. I trust children a little bit more than adults, respect teens for their fearlessness, admire elders for their tenacity, and occasionally prefer the company of dogs to people. I'm really getting into interior design and have a penchant for acquiring east coast real estate. I'm also a survivor of multiple terrors in love.
I invite you to learn more about me and the projects I am involved with at JeanineStaples.com.