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Strengths & Struggles In School & Society: Producing Critical and Creative Examinations of Intersectional Lives
Presented By: Bucknell University Multicultural Student Services and UnHerd

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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

About Dr. Jeanine Staples

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.