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Brooks's research focuses on matters concerning Black communities in the United States and the wider African Diaspora, particularly African American and English-speaking Caribbean populations. Overarching themes in Brooks's writings include inequality, social justice, contemporary cultural and literary studies as well as working-class studies, Black feminist theory, digital humanities, higher education management, and education policy. Brooks serves organizations that participate in antiracist and anti-discriminatory struggles.
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Focuses on the interconnections of Black women writers with the crises of COVID-19 and ongoing anti-Black violence.
Examines contemporary literary portrayals of class to critique inequalities and divisions in the U.S. and Caribbean.
Explores how professors diversify pedagogical practices and embrace a social justice education approach to underscore the reality of inequalities and equipping students with skills to resist them.
Portrays how African women writers dispel stereotypes or dangerous single stories that have wrongly categorized the over one billion people that make up the continent of Africa.
Presents a study of R.I.P. (rest in peace) shirts, also known as memorial shirts, which are significant and visible pieces in the Movement for Black Lives.
Explores Jamaican writer Diana McCaulay’s work and foregrounds human rights violations as a demonstration of the limited efficacy of human rights treaties in contemporary Jamaican society.