Recasting the Moment: Professor Howard Stevenson on Creating Change Through Racial Literacy

I am so incredibly grateful for the amazing work being done by my mentor Dr. Howard Stevenson. Earlier this semester, the Penn GSE magazine featured him and I had an opportunity to make a few comments on his leadership and his work. Check this article out to learn more about Dr. Stevenson’s work on racialContinue reading “Recasting the Moment: Professor Howard Stevenson on Creating Change Through Racial Literacy”

Suffering from racist acts can prompt Black teens to constructive action

I was recently quoted in Science News for Teens, a news outlet that breaks down academic science articles for an adolescent audience. My commentary focused on breaking down the implications of a new study led by my colleagues Elan Hope & Chauncey Smith focused on identifying how Black youth’s experiences of racial stress related toContinue reading “Suffering from racist acts can prompt Black teens to constructive action”

Dr. Nkemka Anyiwo featured on ABC 6 to discuss trauma produced by police shooting videos

Grateful to provide commentary on the impact of police shooting on our mental health with my sis Shamm Petros. Seeing images of our people being killed and dying is traumatizing and takes a toll on our mental health. Sometimes we watch with the goal of tapping into our collective pain and bearing witness to theContinue reading “Dr. Nkemka Anyiwo featured on ABC 6 to discuss trauma produced by police shooting videos”

Society for Research on Adolescence’s Emerging Scholar Spotlight for February, Dr. Nkemka Anyiwo

I incredibly excited to have been featured as the Society for Research of Adolescence’s Emerging Scholar Spotlight for February 2020. In this feature, I discuss my academic journey and give tips to emerging scholars. Advice For Emerging Scholars Be sure that your work is not disconnected from the people who you study. Remember that youthContinue reading “Society for Research on Adolescence’s Emerging Scholar Spotlight for February, Dr. Nkemka Anyiwo”

Nkemka Anyiwo joins the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania as an NSF and Provost Postdoctoral Fellow

I am excited to announce that I have joined the University of Pennsylvania community. I look forward for an opportunity to learn from and contribute to my new home!

PhD Candidate Nkemka Anyiwo successfully defended her dissertation “‘We gon’ be alright’: Racism, Media, and the Sociopolitical Development of Black Youth.”

I successfully defended my dissertation! So grateful and excited to have completed this journey. There is so much that can be said about the significance of this moment but for now, I just want to give God, the ancestors, my family, my mentors, and my friends all the love and gratitude for their support.

The Art of World-Making: What #WeArePublicScholars Means for Graduate Education

My colleagues and friend, Jallicia Jolly, developed an amazing campaign giving visibility to graduate students who engage in public scholarship. I am excited and honored to be featured in her work. As she describes, “#WeArePublicScholars – a student-led, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary initiative that amplifies the work of graduate students who do diversity research and public scholarship.Continue reading “The Art of World-Making: What #WeArePublicScholars Means for Graduate Education”

“What Now? A Critical Conversation about Community Healing, Black Youth Engagement, Sociopolitical Context, and Policy”

October 27, 2017 The workshop offered a healing space for all, yet focused on the importance of an Afrocentric approach, amplifying voices of Black students. So while also thinking about allies and collaboration we focused on the roles of Black college students in activism on their campus and in their communities. We also discussed strategiesContinue reading ““What Now? A Critical Conversation about Community Healing, Black Youth Engagement, Sociopolitical Context, and Policy””