Visiting Assistant Professor, African American Studies
The Race & Pedagogy Institute
PhD in African American and African Studies, Michigan State University, 2011
MA in Counseling, Michigan State University, 2011
BA in Africana Studies, Cornell University, 2006
LaToya Brackett is a Visiting Assistant Professor in African American Studies and the Race & Pedagogy Institute. Having been trained in the field on both undergraduate and graduate levels, she teaches the Black world with the interdisciplinary nature of the field.
As an African American Studies scholar, she not only teaches, but also contributes to research and activism related to the advancement of Black communities. Her research interests include popular culture, intercultural communication and interaction, and contemporary issues in the ever growing African Diaspora. Dr. Brackett has several scholarly writings appearing in, or forthcoming in the following publications: Black Culture and Experience: Contemporary Issues; Race Still Matters: African American Lived Experiences in the Twenty-First Century; FairPlay, Journal of Philosophy, Ethics and Sports Law; Race in American Television: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation; and Playing on an Uneven Field: Essays on Exclusion and Inclusion in Sports. Currently, she is editing a volume about the representation of African American characters as professionals on television series since 1990.
Dr. Brackett teaches various African American Studies courses: Introduction to African American Studies (AFAM101), Methods in African American Studies (AFAM201), and Public Scholarship (AFAM 399). In her first year of teaching she was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Associated Students of the University of Puget Sound.