Tamika L. Carey
Bryan Hall 132
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2pm - 3:15pm.
Class Schedule: TuTh 12:30pm - 1:45pm, Th 5:00pm - 7:30pm
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
Ph.D. Syracuse University
M.A. Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A. Virginia Commonwealth University
Rhetorical Healing: The Reeducation of Contemporary Black Womanhood. SUNY Press, 2016.
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.
“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.