Carey

Tamika L. Carey

Associate Professor

Bryan Hall 132

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm - 3:15pm.
Class Schedule: TuTh 12:30pm - 1:45pm, Th 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Specialties:

Rhetoric and Composition, Women and Gender Studies, African American Studies, Cultural and Feminist Rhetorics, African American Rhetorics and Literacies, Black Women’s Writing and Intellectual Histories, the Memoir

Degrees:

Ph.D. Syracuse University
M.A. Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A. Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Books:

 

Selected Articles, Chapters, and Reviews:

  • “A Tightrope of Perfection: The Rhetoric and Risk of Black Women’s Intellectualism on Display in Television and Social Media.” (2018) Rhetoric Society Quarterly. 48.2, 139-160.
  • "A Note to Nicole on Becoming Tax-Free.” Stories from the Front of the Room: How Higher Education Faculty of Color Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy. Eds. Michelle Harris, Sherrill L. Sellers, Orly Clerge, and Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2017.
  • “Review of Elaine Richardson’s PHD to Ph.D: How Education Saved My Life.” (2015) Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society.   
  • “Take Your Place: Rhetorical Healing and Black Womanhood in Tyler Perry’s Films.” (2014) Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 39.4. 999-1021.
  • “I’ll Teach You to See Again: Rhetorical Healing as Reeducation in Iyanla Vanzant’s Self-Help Books.” (2013) Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. 15.
  • “Firing Mama’s Gun: The Rhetorical Campaign in Geneva Smitherman’s 1971-1973 Essays.” (2012) Rhetoric Review. 31.2. 130-147.
 

Recent Presentations

  • “What We Can’t Afford. On the Rhetoric and Risk of Impatience.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. Baltimore, MD. Nov. 2017
  • “What We Don’t Have Time For: Case Studies in the Rewards, Rhetorics, and Risks of Black Women’s Impatience.” #SayHerName, #BlackGirlMagic: 21st Century Black Women’s Rhetorical Practices. Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Dayton, OH. Oct. 2017.
  • “#BlackRhetoricsMatter: The Future of African American Rhetorics.” Rhetoric Society of America. Atlanta, GA. March 2016.
  • “I Apologize’: Promiscuous Audiences, Surveillance, and the Risks of Televised and Online Black Feminist Discourse.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. May 2015.
  • “Call a Thing a Thing’: The Paradox of Truth Telling in Black Women’s Self-Help Culture. National Women’s Studies Association Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nov. 2014.
  • “The Future of African American Rhetorics” Roundtable. Cultural Rhetorics Conference. East Lansing, MI. Oct. 2014.
  • “Re-composing Ourselves: Rhetorical Healing in Black Women’s Self-Help Books.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. Apr. 2013.
  • “From Paradox to Possibility: A Response to ‘Harriet Tubman and the Politics of Representation.” (Panel Response). Harriet Tubman: A Legacy of Resistance. University at Albany,  Albany, NY Mar. 2013.
  • “The Politics of Reeducation for Healing in African American Women’s Self-Help Book.” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Convention. Pittsburgh, PA. Sept. 2012. 
  • “When Backbones Get Sick: Infirmity and the Rhetoric of Healing in T.D. Jakes’ Inspirational Books.” Rhetoric Society of America. Philadelphia, PA. May 2012.
 

Awards and Fellowships:

  • Inaugural Book Series Scholar Award for Rhetorical Healing: The Reeducation of Contemporary Black Womanhood. DBLAC. 2019
  • University at Albany, English Department Writing Leave - 2016.
  • Dr. Nuala McGann Drescher Diversity Leave Grant. State University of New York. 2015.
  • Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition “New Work Showcase” Participant. 2015.
  • Individual Development Award Faculty Grant. United University Professions. University at Albany. 2014
  • Faculty Summer Research Grant. University of North Carolina at Pembroke. 2011.
  • American Dissertation Fellowship. American Association of University Women. 2009-2010.
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. Syracuse University. 2008.
  • Scholars for the Dream Travel Grant Award. Conference of College Composition and Communication. 2007
  • African American Studies Fellowship. Syracuse University. 2005-2006.
  • Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers. 2004.