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Tiffany Parish Akin

Temporary Instructor Part Time, English
Campus: Main
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Areas of Expertise:
Academic motivation
adjunct professors
Adult education
Adult learning
African American Literature
African American Studies
American art, culture, history, popular culture
American women's history
Bias in decision making
Business etiquette
College Writing
Creative thinking
Cross-cultural issues
Early literacy
Effective presentations
English for business
English for specific purposes
Entertainment/Music Industry
First-Year Composition
Freshman Year Experience
Freshmen challenges
Gay and lesbian rights movement
Graphic or comic book novel
Higher education
History of Slaves
Horror Film
How people learn
Les Miserables
Lifelong learning
Multicultural perspectives for women in the U.S.
Narrative Nonfiction
Online learning and instruction
Race, Class, and Gender
Self efficacy
Self image
Slave Trade
Slavery in America
Social movements/social change
Southern literature and culture
student adjustment to college
Student Development
Tattoos and work
text comprehension
Thank you and follow-up letters
Women in American history
Women's rights movement
Women's suffrage
Writing Instruction

About the Expert:
My master's degree was gained at the University of Memphis. My thesis was a structural study of Les Miserables through the lens of folktales. I am now a doctoral student in the Literary and Cultural Studies branch of the English Department. I've earned a graduate cetificate in African American Literature and am working on a graduate degree in Women's and Gender Studies. My dissertation will explore tattooed American literary characters and how those characters are portrayed.

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