Kyesha Jennings

Conference/Workshop Presentations

Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention (April 2016)

Title of Conference: Rap and Hip-Hop in the Writing Classroom

“Social Analysis: Using Hip-Hop and Visual Literacy as a Writing Strategy”

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association (2015)

Title of Conference: Pedagogy and Popular Culture

"Using Hip-Hop and Visual Literacy as a Pedagogical Tool for Writing"

Teaching with A Purpose Conference (2015)

Title of Conference: Hip-Hop Education and Pedagogy

“Social Analysis: Using Hip-hop and Visual Literacy as a Writing Strategy”

*1 hour 30 minute Workshop facilitated to Oregon Public School Teachers

 Albany State Presents: Circling Our Wagons: Stories of Histories and Hip-Hop (2015)

Albany, Georgia

Title of Conference: Circling Our Wagons: Stories of Histories and Hip-Hop

“Hip-Hop Matters: The Disposability of Black Bodies in Hip-Hop”

Danville Community College Tech Expo (2015)

Danville, VA

Title of Conference/Workshop: Danville Community College Tech Expo

“Using Poll Everywhere to Increase Student Engagement”

English and ESL Peer Group Conference (2014)

Norfolk, Virginia

Title of Conference: English and ESL Peer Group Conference

“Active Learning Strategies: Speed Dating, Socratic Seminars and the Use of Technology”

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (ACA/PCA) 2014

Chicago, Illinois

Title of Conference: Motherhood/Fatherhood and Popular Culture

“Re-emphasizing the Reality: How Reality Television Depicts Hip-Hop Fathers”

College English Association (CEA) 2014

Baltimore, Maryland

Title of Conference: Horizons

Special Topics: Religion

“Limiting Their Horizons: The Church vs. Homosexuality in Kenan's A Visitation of Spirits and Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit”

College English Association (CEA) 2013

Savannah, Georgia

Title of Conference: Nature

Special Topics: Caribbean Literature

“Choosing Sides: Hybridity and Racial Identity in Cliff’s No
Telephone to Heaven”

  Publications

Jennings, Kyesha. "Overcoming Racial Tension: Using Student's Voices in the Classroom to Create Safe Spaces in the Classroom" Diversity and Inclusion in the College Classroom. Magna Publication. 2016.

Jennings, Kyesha. “Re­emphasizing Reality: How Reality Television Depicts Hip-Hop Fathers”. There's No Bachelor: Portrayals of Black Men in Reality TV, Rutgers University Press, 2016 *Under Review

Jennings, Kyesha and Emery Petchauer. “Teaching in the Mix: Turntabilism, DJ Aesthetics, and African American Literature”. Changing English Journal 2018

Media

"DCC professor lectures on Malcolm X for Black History Month"

"Cultural Awareness: Through the study of art and Life, Instructor hopes to combat racial tension"

"DCC African American Literature Class offered for the first time in 10 years"

"Kyesha Jennings and the Durham Mighty Pen"

"Danville Community College Embraces Black History Month"

"The function of [hip-hop] is to teach one to think intensively and critically. Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education" -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.