Affiliated Faculty


I am an interdisciplinary scholar trained in Rhetoric and Composition Studies and specializing in Cultural Rhetorics, African American and feminist rhetorics, Black women’s intellectual histories and writing traditions, and the memoir. My first book, Rhetorical Healing: The Reeducation of Contemporary Black Womanhood (SUNY 2016)is a feminist critique of the discourses and strategies within Black women’s wellness culture throughout the last thirty years.


Jennifer Bair is a sociologist of globalization, with interests in trade and the political economy of development, and the relationship between gender and work.  Her research agenda centers on the comparative study of export-led development, and she has conducted fieldwork in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Bangladesh.


Aidyn Lorraine Mills received her PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Virginia. Her research focused on the politics of gender, sexuality, and migration, specifically on migrant feminists' creative practices in Spain. Also an artist, Aidyn is currently pursuing an MFA with the Art Institute of Chicago. She explores the intersections of art and anthropology, experimenting with artistic modalities for research and representation, and critical inquiry for artistic practice.


Dr. Emma C. Potter is a family and health scholar with experience teaching and lecturing for a variety of classes (human sexuality, advanced family relationships, child and adolescent development, gerontology) at different institutions.


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