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Sheri Davis-Faulkner, Ph.

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Ph.D. American Studies, Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University, May 2012 M.A B.A. Womens Studies, The Ohio State University, May 2001 Psychology and Political Science (Minor), Spelman College, May 1997

Dissertation Precious Opportunities: Black Girl Stories and Resistance Pedagogies as Critical Race Feminist Responses to the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
Committee: Kimberly Wallace-Sanders (Chair), Debra Vidali (formerly Spitulnik), Kristen Buras

Research and Teaching Interests

Areas: Women, Race & Gender Studies, American Studies, Media Studies & Popular Culture Interests: 20th Century American Culture, African American Experience, Critical Race Theory and Media Practice, Corporate Body Politics, Black Girlhood, Feminist Body Praxis, Public Health Discourses in Televisual Media, Literacy & Literature as Public Health Responses, Digital Pedagogy, and Teaching with Technology

Honors and Awards

Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Emory University, Placement: Africana Womens Studies and African American Studies Department, Clark Atlanta University Community Building Social Change Graduate Fellowship, Office of University and Community Partnerships, Emory University The Carrot Seed Project, Race and Difference Initiative Seed Grant, Health Education Assessment and Leadership (HEAL) Inc., City of Refuge, Atlanta, GA Problem-Based Learning Research and Teaching Fellowship, Center for Science Education, Emory University, Placement: The New Schools at Carver School of Health Science and Research, Atlanta, GA 2010-2011

Summer 2010 Summer 2010


Camp Carrot Seed: Reflections on a Critical Pedagogic Project Hip Hop and Critical Pedagogy Reader, Ruth Nichole Brown, PhD, Peter Lang Publishing (forthcoming)

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Teaching Experience
Spelman College: Instructor, Sociology 230: Poverty and Social Justice (Spring 2012) This self-designed course offered an interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary issues related to poverty and social justice activism in the U.S. using a critical race feminist lens. Clark Atlanta University: Instructor, Honors Colloquium, Black Self Concepts (Spring 2011) This self-designed online course for honors undergraduates explored historical and contemporary constructions of blackness across disciplines drawing upon psychological, sociological, literary, and spiritual texts. Instructor, Africana Womens Studies 490, Introduction to Womens Studies (Fall 2010) This self-designed upper-level undergraduate and graduate seminar and writing course offered an interdisciplinary introduction to black feminist thought and womanism in contemporary womens studies through a critical examination of scholarly articles/essays, novels, poetry, and film. Emory University: Instructor, American Studies 201, Introduction to American Studies (Summer 2011) This self-designed course explored topics related to the construction of American identities and American experience from the perspective of women using interdisciplinary research methods and texts by Caucasian, African-American, AsianAmerican, and indigenous scholars. Instructor, Interdisciplinary Studies 216, Introduction to Visual Culture (Spring 2009) This self-designed course explored the rise of televisual media in American culture specifically regarding implications for youth socialization using media studies, psychology, and anthropology scholarship. This intensive writing course developed online writing/media production skills using Blackboard, iMovie, and iTunesU and incorporated an engaged research component. Instructor, American Studies 201, Introduction to American Studies (Spring 2008) This self-designed course explored critical historical moments in the American experience from Salem Witch Trials to Hurricane Katrina using interdisciplinary research methods and texts. Teaching Assistant, Interdisciplinary Studies 216, Introduction to Visual Culture (Spring 2008) Teaching Assistant, American Studies 201, Introduction to American Studies (Fall 2007) The Ohio State University: Instructor, Womens Studies, Introduction to Womens Studies (2000-2001) This self-designed course provided an interdisciplinary introduction to womens issues and feminist scholarship on race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability from historical,

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political, and sociological perspectives. Teaching Assistant, Womens Studies, Introduction to Womens Studies (1999-2000)

Conference Presentations
Taking the Body Elsewhere: Imagining Feminist Interventions in Mainstream Health Discourse, National Womens Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA. Making Her Presence Known: Multi-sited Interventions Through Imaginative Narratives, National Womens Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA. The Crunk Feminist Collective: A Next Generation Feminist Project. National Womens Studies Association Conference, Denver, CO When Black Girls SpeakThings Fall Apart: Critical Race Feminism and Black Girl Stories, Cultural Studies Association Conference, Berkeley University, Berkeley, CA The Biggest Loser: Critical Race Feminism in American Broadcast Media, 4th Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium, UCLA Law School, Los Angeles, CA Precious Opportunity: A Critical Race Feminist Approach to Childhood Obesity, National Womens Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA Ad and the Adolescent: Target Marketing, Outdoor Advertising, and Urban Youth. Interrogating Diversity: Representation, Power, and Social Change Conference, American University, Washington, DC November 2011

November 2011

November 2010

March 2010

March 2010

November 2009

March 2008

Invited Presentations
Guest Speaker, Poverty and Social Justice 101: The Fundamentals, Social Justice Colloquia Series Event, Spelman College Invited Panelist, Film Screening: GhettoPhysics, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center Guest Lecturer, Technology, Pedagogy and Curriculum Graduate Seminar, Emorys Center for Interactive Teaching Invited Panelist, Film Screening: Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center Invited Presenter, Navigating Media Futures, Critical Media February 2012 November 2011 February/September 2011 September 2010 November 2010 October 2010

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Literacy and Center for Faculty Development, Emory University Invited Panelist, Film Screening: Precious: A film based on the novel Push, University of Alabama Guest Lecturer, Precious Opportunity: Sapphires Push as Critical Race Feminist Praxis, Black Feminist Theory Course, Womens Studies Department, University of Alabama April 2010 April 2010

Research Experience
Multi-sited Media Research: Content Analysis and Media Ethnography, Too Fat For 15 and Corporate Ethics in Broadcast Media, Emory University Participatory Action Research, Camp Carrot Seed, HEAL Inc., Atlanta, PI: Kimberly Wallace-Sanders (Advisor), Race and Difference Initiative Research Grant, Emory University Problem-Based Pedagogy Research, HPV and Cervical Cancer Curriculum, The New Schools at Carver School of Health Science and Research, Atlanta, PI: Lisa Flowers, MD, The Spirit Foundation, Center for Science Education Fellowship, Emory University Focus Group and Transcription, Media, Citizenship, and Political Engagement in the Lives of Young American Adults, PI: Debra Vidali, Anthropology Department, Emory University Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts Departmental Self Study, Kevin Corrigan (Director), Emory University Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, NGO Shadow Report, Masimanyane Womens Support Centre, East London, Republic of South Africa 2010-Present

Summer 2010

Spring 2009

Spring 2007

2005-2006 1997-1998

Professional Development/Citizenship
Graduate Representative, Provosts Committee on Class, Labor, and Work, Emory University Blogger, Crunk Feminist Collective Senior Fellow, Southeastern Regional Network (SERN) Environmental Leadership Program Graduate Member, Critical Media Literacy Workgroup, Emory University Graduate Fellow, Technology, Pedagogy, and Curriculum, Emory Center for Interactive Teaching (ECIT), Emory University 2011 20010-Present 2009-Present 2009-2011 Spring 2009

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Social Chair, Institute of the Liberal Arts Graduate Student Committee (ILAC), Emory University


Affiliations/Professional Memberships
National Womens Studies Association Southeastern Womens Studies Association Cultural Studies Association Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Non-Academic Experience
Grievance and Arbitrations Coordinator, Service Employees International Union, Local 82, Washington, DC Internship with Field Mobilization and Global Campaigns, International Headquarters of the AFLCIO, Washington, DC Research Assistant, Atlanta Public Schools Department of Research, Planning, and Accountability, Atlanta, GA