B.A., 2000 University of Tennessee, English (concentration in Literature)
M.A., 2005 University of Wisconsin, Afro-American Studies
PhD., 2011 University of Wisconsin, Composition and Rhetoric
"Memphis," in The Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration, Greenwood Press, 2006.
"Sista' Outsider: Queer Women of Color and Hip Hop," (with Eric Pritchard) Homegirls Make Some Noise: Hip Hop Feminism Anthology, Parker Publishing, 2007.
"The African American Literacy Myth," College English, 2012 (under review).