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I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. I’ve been named a UC Graduate Excellence Scholar, a P.E.O. Scholar, an Albert C. Yates Fellow, a Southern Regional Education Board Fellow, and an African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund Research Fellow. My research interests broadly include race & ethnic relations, social movements, intersectionality, and religion. In particular, my work examines how Black Americans perceive and respond to racial inequality and how this resistance varies across institutional contexts. My dissertation research centers the experiences of Black Christian Millennials, examining how they reconcile the tensions between their racial and religious identities. My writing has been featured in Sociology Compass, Teaching Sociology, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. As a scholar, I’ve been recognized with awards such as the UC Department of Sociology’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and the Graduate Student Government’s Excellence Award for Exemplary Initiative. Believing in the radical potential of sociology, I teach and produce research with the goal of facilitating social change.