Information Science, Interdisiplinary Studies
My research deals with African American Community Archives in Texas. Currently, I am working on my dissertation design for the final process. As an interdisciplinary major I have the opportunity to explore using different research frameworks and methods. This page is updated as my research progresses.
This research design is motivated by using autoethnographic and phenomenology as the frameworks to guide a mix-method approach to examine and document social issues affecting African American communities from the past and present-day in Texas that prohibit its evolution, participation, and responsibility for self-documenting and collecting its local endemic narratives for inclusion in Black spaces.
One of the fascinating things that I have learned during this time is about blogging as a research method. I find this fascinating as a creative. It be like.like.feeling.real.good.when.you.authentically.can.be.urself.through.the.process.poet.u.did.not.know.oh.ha.yeah.been.doing.this.birthright.crossing.shores.with.the.keys.pen.at.any.time.of.the.day.loving.this.phD.life.icy.icy.icy.she.be.like.like.like.like.
“We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey”John Hope Franklin