Angel Jones, Ph.D. ’20, published a new book titled “Street Scholar: Using Public Scholarship to Educate, Advocate and Liberate.” Released by Hip-Hop Education, the book is an unapologetic call-to-action that challenges the academy to thoughtfully and intentionally engage in public scholarship.
Jones introduces readers to a "street scholar"—someone whose mission, movements and motivation are rooted in activism and community uplift. She describes her journey through academia as an Afro-Latina scholar who uses social media to peel back the curtain on the “ivory tower” and make her scholarship accessible to all.
Jones is an educator, activist and critical race scholar who uses creative methods such as hip-hop and poetry to center the voices and experiences of the Black community, according to her website. Her research explores the impact of racism on mental health with a focus on microaggressions and Racial Battle Fatigue.
This article was originally published in GW Today.