Researching the Lives of Women of Color
Studying feminist standpoint theory and never-married, childfree women
I graduated from the University of California at Irvine in 1993 with Bachelor's degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Criminology. I obtained my Master’s degree in Sociology from the California State University, Dominquez Hills. I have been teaching Sociology at two and four-year colleges/universities in California and Canada for over 24 years.
I am currently a Doctoral Candidate at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador. My dissertation studies single, never-married, childfree women of color. I have also worked outside of academia as a Program Director, Jury Consultant, Local Evaluator, Safety Educator, and Health Educator working in extremely diverse communities.
Through advocacy and engagement, I am committed to lift as I climb. Too often women of color have been ignored in scholarship. As Anna Julia Cooper understood the “radical potential of education,” is only a possibility. It is up to us to make it a reality. Therefore, I have embraced the Black Women’s Club Movement’s slogan lift as we climb and it is my intention to do just that. My academic concentrations include using the theoretical perspectives of decolonial feminism and standpoint theory to analyze the matters of sexism, racism and systematic oppression through an intersectional lens. My ambition is to continue engaging within academia, the media and community organizations about issues that impact the lives of women of color.
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