TAFT Postdoctoral Fellows
William García-Medina, Ph.D., focuses on Black diasporic public humanities, AfroLatinx education, cultural studies, and museum studies. García-Medina has provided educational consulting, training, and workshops for numerous organizations, universities, school districts, and museums. He's taught courses in Latino Studies, American Studies, and Black Studies and has published in these fields in academic journals, blogs, and podcasts. García-Medina has contributed to Latino Rebels since 2015 and has been a guest on national broadcast radio such as Latino USA and NPR. He tweets from @afrolatinoed.
Anjuliet Woodruffe, Ph.D., researches and teaches on issues of identity, culture, and history, looking at the ways in which individuals negotiate, (re)construct, and (re)imagine racialized identities in situated contexts, using auto/ethnographic, interviewing, and narrative methodologies to help convey and explore the cultural narratives and embodied knowledge of women that belong to marginalized and underrepresented groups, allowing us to (re)imagine the epistemologies of immigrant lives. Future scholarship will serve as a means of radical (re)imagination of identity and identity negotiation.
Dr. Woodruffe’s publications include Conversations with My Son: A Poetic Autoethnography of Black Mothering Experiences in Cultural Studies--Critical Methodologies (2022), Surviving From the Margins: A Conversation about Identity with James Baldwin in International Review of Qualitative Research (2021), and the coauthored The Future of Autoethnography is Black in the Journal of Autoethnography (2020, with Durham, A., McFerguson, M., and Sanders, S.J.).