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Little, Mahaliah Ayana

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Email: mahaliah.little@rutgers.edu

Education

B.A., English, Spelman College, 2013

Research Interests

Black Women's studies; media and popular culture; hip hop; sexuality; gender; the power of words/reinforcing images.

Biographical Notes

Mahaliah Ayana Little graduated from Spelman College with a BA in English. Her thoughful upbringing & genuine zeal for learning has molded her into an examiner of minutiae. Mahaliah has recently had her essay, "Why Don't We Love These Hoes: Black Women, Popular Culture and the Contemporary Hoe Archetype," included in the upcoming anthology: the Black Female Sexualities Collection (co-edited by Dr. Joanne Braxton & Dr. Trimiko Melancon & published by Rutgers University Press). This essay reflects her research interests in the nexus of hip hop, sexuality, gender, & the power of words/reinforcing images. A burgeoning scholar passionate about contemporary Black Women's studies and gender inquiries, Mahaliah seeks to examine how media and popular culture (memes & music, for example) intersect to mold the minds & lexicon of 21st century Black folk. Joining the WGS network at Rutgers, New Brunswick, and earning a Master's degree will be the first step towards becoming a college professor and fulfilling her pledge as a UNCF Mellon Mays Fellow. In her free time, Mahaliah enjoys cooking, the scent and taste of strong, fair trade coffee, reading, sculpting/painting, and fresh flowers. Mahaliah is a native of the small town of Norcross, Georgia, & is stockpiling fleeces in preparation for braving her first winter in the northeast. Come November, she may petition to lift the ban on space heaters in campus housing; please, join the movement.

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