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Office: Alumni 410A

Area of Interest

Black feminist epistemologies; Black geographies; the American South; Food and performance tradition; Food sovereignty; Veganism; Urban ethnography; Cultural Competency in Public Health


M.A. in Africana Studies, Georgia State University, 2023

Thesis Title: Poetics of Black Foodscapes: A qualitative study exploring black culinary epistemologies in the food practices of urban-dwelling African American women experiencing food apartheid.

Thesis Committee:

Dr. Sarita Davis

Dr. Stephanie Evans

Dr. Jennifer Patico

B.A. in English, Xavier University of Louisiana, 2021

Professional Background

I served as a Health Equity Fellow with the Association of State Public Health Nutritionists (ASPHN) at Morehouse School of Medicine Prevention Research Center (MSM PRC) in Atlanta, Georgia from January 2023 – April 2023.


My current research takes a multidisciplinary lens to look at the intersections of race, gender, class, geography, culture, and health, and the ways in which these factors shape the food practices of urban-dwelling African American women.

Primarily, my research centers the interior lives of black women and their food practices using community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods and black women-centered frameworks. Additionally, my research explores plant-based lifestyles and the ways in which this food practice functions in historically black communities in addressing the health disparities amongst African American women in the American South.