“Your most creative work comes from who you are. It’s difficult in a society that tells you how to be.” –Texas 2015 Poet Laureate Dr. Carmen Tafolla
The 2016 American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) annual meeting was held Nov. 10-12 at Sam Houston State University. During the event, ASAT Conference Keynote speaker Dr. Carmen Tafolla, 2015 Texas Poet Laureate, shared various voices of people she has encountered throughout her lifetime.
Tafolla’s presentation included various personality types found in every culture:
Tia Sophia, “We don’t all fit into the boxes created by society.” -ASAT keynote speaker Dr. Carmen Tafolla, 2015 Texas Poet Laureate. https://t.co/gllMzFsn7F
The founder of Critical Studies Blog, Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of journalism, public relations and new media at Baylor University. She specializes in new media portrayals of women and people of color. Her recent papers focus on the effects of the James Byrd Jr. dragging death on Jasper, Facebook hate groups, stereotypes of President Barack and Michelle Obama, male and female rappers’ differing views on the “independent woman,” and coverage of missing women.
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