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Smith, Alexandria

Contact Information

Email: alexandria.smith@rutgers.edu

Education

B.A., Comparative Women's Studies and International Studies, Spelman College, 2013

Research Interests

Women writers of the African Diaspora, international economic relationships, academia and popular culture

Biographical Notes

Lexi is a Piscean dreamer and is looking forward to finding the right blend of creativity and honesty. She is passionate about learning and hopes to focus her research on women writers of the African Diaspora. Lexi is also captivated by traveling, trying to learn languages other than English, international economic relationships, getting to know her fellow humans on a creative level, and bridging academia and popular culture. Bell hooks, Edward Said, Audre Lorde, and James Baldwin are some of her role models. She is incredibly excited and honored to be part of such a dynamic department. 

WGS Statement on Academia and Free Speech Rights

It is inherent to the discipline of Women's Studies to deal with complex subjects through theoretical lenses, which question conventional knowledge production. This department, one of the most distinguished departments of WGS in the country, has a highly visible faculty of national and international reputation invited to speak in various fora on sometimes highly controversial subjects. Such faculty members, as scholars, have not only a right, but also an obligation to produce and disseminate knowledge within and beyond the academy. Moreover, as private citizens, our faculty continue to enjoy the same freedoms of speech and expression as any private citizen and in accordance with university policy the department supports their protection from institutional discipline in the exercise of these academic and free speech rights. 


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