Research Collective

Nsenga K. Burton

Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D. is is Digital Editor for the Digital Newsroom of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia. She is also a member of the faculty of the Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management & Leadership at UGA.  Dr. Burton is founder and editor-in-chief of the award-winning news blog The Burton Wire and serves as editor-at-large for The Root. Dr. Burton contributes regularly to The Huffington Post, is Board Chair Emeritus for the National Association of Multicultural Digital Entrepreneurs (NAMDE), a member of the National Newspaper Publishers of America and National Association of Black Journalists. A digital entrepreneur, she is principal of The Burton Wire Media Group, a digital media consultancy serving new media clients. Nsenga previously worked as an Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Goucher College and Visiting Professor of New Media and Journalism at Clark Atlanta University, in addition to Johnson C. Smith University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  READ MORE

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Kanika Bell

Dr. Bell is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark Atlanta and one of the co-founders of ATL Psychotherapy and Consulting Services, LLC. She graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Psychology, then earned an M.S. in psychology from Auburn University Montgomery and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Auburn University.  She did her internship at Wayne State School of Medicine and postdoctoral studies at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a licensed clinical psychologist working in a number of capacities in the Atlanta area. She teaches forensic psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and psychological testing and supervises internship course. READ MORE

About the Editors 

Stephanie Y. Evans

Dr. Evans is Professor and Chair of the Department of Africana Women's Studies, African American Studies, and History (AWH) at Clark Atlanta University. She is the author of several books: Black Passports: Travel Memoirs as a Tool for Youth Empowerment (2014), Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History (2007) as well as two other co-edited books, Black Women and Social Justice Education: Legacies and Lessons (forthcoming), and African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education (2009). Her articles have been published in Journal of Poetry Therapy, Peace Studies Journal, Black Women, Gender, and Families, The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study abroad, and Florida Historical Quarterly. She co-edited two community-based projects, OASIS: Oldways Africana Soup in Stories and Purple Sparks: Poetry by Sexual Assault Survivors.   READ MORE