Stephen is a third year MA candidate, completing dual Master of Arts in African American Studies and Educational Policy and is a first-generation college graduate. He hails from Chicago where he graduated from Chicago State University with a dual Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and African American Studies. His research interests include Black music and community development (Protest music & Social movements), racialized sound, narrative of Black male criminality (Mass Incarceration), Hip-Hop Education and Black spaces in education (Anti Blackness & Imposter Syndrome).
Teaching Assistant: AAS 156: Black Music and American Cultural History (Spring 2019-Spring 2021)