Stephanie received her PhD in English from Emory University. She is currently serving as President of the Board of Directors for Reforming Arts, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization that provides a theater-infused liberal arts higher education to the individuals incarcerated at women's prisons across the state of Georgia.
Her research interests include contemporary literature of the African Diaspora, slavery, neo-slavery, mass incarceration, criminal justice reform, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, and queer theory.
Stephanie began working towards a JD at Georgia State University College of Law in the fall of 2019 as a means to continue her social justice & advocacy work.
2019 - 2023 (Anticipated)
Georgia State University College of Law
Certificate in Public Interest Law (pending)
2012 - 2018
Emory University, Laney Graduate School
MA, PhD in English Literature
Dissertation Title: "Slavery and its Afterlives: Contemporary (Re)imaginings of the Zong Massacre"
2008 - 2012
State University of New York College at Geneseo
BA in English Literature and Black Studies
January 2017 - Present
Reforming Arts, President of the Board of Directors
September 2016 - Present
Reforming Arts, Instructor
English Literature & Composition
June 2017 - May 2018
Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University
Digital Publishing Fellow
February 2014 - July 2018
Woodruff Library, Emory University
Still Image Processing Assistant
Skills & Interests
Awards & Distinctions
2019 recipient of the “30 Under 30” Non-Profit Leader Award,Young Non-Profit Professionals Network of Atlanta
2019 Finalist for the Mellon/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship
Member of Phi Beta Kappa