Student Highlights in English

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JASMINE SETTLES is a recent graduate of the African American Literature certificate and the MA in Literature programs. She is the owner of Cafe Noir, a bookstore and cafe that focuses on books by BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ authors. Most recently, Cafe Noir was featured at the Soul & Spirits' Skol-astic Adult Book Fair, co-hosted the Literature is Liberating Fest with Crosstown Concourse, and hosted an exhibit at the Brooks Museum called Narration in Culture and Books - A Tour of Harmonia Rosales: Master Narrative by Cafe Noir's Jasmine Settles. 

Literature is Liberating Fest:
Event Information
Photos of the event from Cafe Noir's Instagram
Memphis Flyer article
Skol-astic Adult Book Fair:
Memphis Flyer article
Brooks Museum:
Event Details
Photos of the event from Cafe Noir's Instagram 
News Articles about Cafe Noir:
Memphis Flyer
Commercial Appeal


DR. SHANNA CAMERON is a 2023 graduate of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication PhD program. This fall 2023, she began a tenure-track position as a professor of Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She has an article forthcoming for Communication Design Quarterly, an article published in 2023 in Technical Communication Quarterly, and has presented three times this year: Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium, Feminisms and Rhetorics De-Conference, and Conference on College Communication and Composition (CCCC). 

DR. ANGELA MORRIS is a 2023 graduate of the Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication PhD program. She is a Lecturer in University of California - Davis's University Writing Program. She  presented at the Feminisms and Rhetorics De-Conference at the end of September.

DR. DARYL ANDERSON is the first African American male to receive a PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of Memphis in 2023. Dr. Anderson's dissertation extended family language policy research to consider the language policies of bidialectal speakers of African American English. Dr. Anderson is currently an Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center at the University of Memphis. Commencement Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CsJ28eTvZ3L/