Dr. Nicole Ashanti McFarlane thinks about how African American women engage technologies to compose spaces of color and preside over Blackness in the public sphere.
With academic backgrounds in Political Science and African American Literature, Nicole began her career in the early days of music filesharing. These connections soon led Nicole to join the founding staff of SlamJamz, an online music site created by hip-hop pioneer and sonic visionary, Chuck D. Such academic and practical immersion in online publics focuses her interests in digital rhetorics, pop culture, and social activism.
Currently an Associate Professor of African American English Rhetoric at Fayetteville State University, Nicole teaches courses in rhetorical theory, professional writing, and new media publishing. Follow her on Instagram @doctashanti or CircuitouslyCute blog.