In today's episode, we interview Dr. Jamiella Brooks , a Black mother-scholar, the first person in her immediate family to learn a new language and pursue a doctoral degree, who occupies the multiplicitous spaces of wife, daughter, and descendant. She has a PhD in Francophone Literature in 2018, and is now at the University of Pennsylvania, where she focuses on programming and support for equitable and inclusive teaching practices. She teaches alternating years in the Linguistics and French departments.
In this episode, we learn about her research and her work on inclusive teaching practices, her academic parenting story, and how we can move towards (social) justice on campus. We also learn about her best advice for PhD candidates, what a day in the life looks like for her, how COVID-19 impacted her work and daily tasks, and how she sets boundaries to work.