I am a Professor of African American literature at Mills College in Oakland, California. A lifelong artist and writer, I have participated in solo and group exhibitions as well as comic and zine fests, from the Bay Area to Brooklyn. In my art, illustration, and comics, I use humor and bright and unexpected color to explore race, gender, power, and the people and places in which they intersect. My work has appeared in a number of digital and print media outlets, including, most recently, The Women’s Review of Books, Blavity.com, BET.com, Transition Magazine, Buzzfeed.com, KQED.org, the San Francisco Chronicle, NYTimes.com, KPIX News, and Publisher’s Weekly.

You can reach me at 8rockart@gmail.com