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Academic CV

EMPLOYMENT

Director, Children's Literature Program, San Diego State University, 2022-present

Director, National Center for the Study of Children's Literature, 2022-present

Assistant Professor, English and Comparative Literature, San Diego State University, 2021-present

Graduate Student Instructor, Performance Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2014-2021

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EDUCATION

PhD in Performance Studies; Designated Emphasis in New Media, University of California, Berkeley

MA in Folklore, University of California, Berkeley

MFA in Writing, Sarah Lawrence College

BA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, University of Miami

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Daley, Lashon. "When Diane Tells Me a Story. Meridians 1 October 2023; 22 (2): 503–515. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15366936-10637663

Daley, Lashon. "Censoring the “N-Word”: Issues When Teaching Early African American Children's Folktales." Teaching Equity through Children’s Literature in Undergraduate Classrooms. Routledge, 2023. 33-46.

Kenly Brown, Lashon Daley, Derrika Hunt; “Disruptive Ruptures: The Necessity of Black/Girlhood Imaginary.” Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, 1 April 2022; 21 (1): 75–100. https://doi.org/10.1215/15366936-9554079

​​Daley, Lashon. "Coming of (R) age: A New Genre for Contemporary Narratives about Black Girlhood." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 46.4 (2021): 1035-1056. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/713293

INVITED TALKS

“Coming of (R)age,” University of California, Davis, April 7, 2023. Keynote Speaker.

“Coming of (R)age,” Humanities Day, San Diego State University, March 21, 2023. Guest Speaker.

“Race, Gender, and Representation: Black Girlhood,” Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA, October 23, 2019

 

“The Sound of Ethnopoetics: The Tale of Brer Rabbit,” Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, February 4, 2018

PRESENTATIONS

"Black and Asian: Constructions of Blasian American Identity in Nicola Yoon's YA Novel, Everything, Everything." 2024 Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Seattle, WA; April 2024.

"Part of Your World: Princess Ariel Learns to Code Switch in Disney's Live-Action Remake of The Little Mermaid." 2023 International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) Congress on Ecologies of Childhood, Santa Barbara, CA; August 2023.

“Ain’t i a gurl: identity, feminism and ideology through the lens of Black/Girlhood Imaginary.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN; November 2022.

“Chosen Kin: #Friendship Goals According to Nel and Sula in Toni Morrison’s Sula.” NEH Residential Summer Institute for High School Teachers, Boston University; July 2022. Invited presenter and workshop Leader.

“Black Feminist (Auto)Ethnography: Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men,” Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, October 21, 2020

 

“Breaking the Illustrated Color Line,” American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020 (Abstract accepted, conference canceled due to COVID-19)

 

“In Conversation with Savannah Shange,” Center for Race & Gender, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, February 20, 2020

 

“The Choreography of Black Girls in the City,” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, November 14-17, 2019

 

“Black Girlhood Studies: Epistemologies and Methodologies,” Center for Race & Gender, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, October 10, 2019

           

“Coming of (R)age: a New Genre for Contemporary Narratives about Black Girlhood,” Department of Theater, Dancer, and Performance Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, October 3, 2019

 

“Between Good and Ghetto: Ten Years Later,” Center for Race & Gender, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, February 28, 2019

           

“In Conversation with Aimee Cox, Center for Race & Gender, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, May 9, 2018

 

“Black/Girlhood Imaginary,” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 16-19, 2017

           

“Black/Girlhood Imaginary,” Center for Race & Gender, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, November 9, 2017

 

“The Accredited Storyteller": How Academia is Professionalizing the Art of Storytelling,” National Storytelling Conference, Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2016

 

“Text, Texture, and Context: When Diane Ferlatte Embodies Brer Rabbit,” Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, September 24, 2015

TEACHING INTERESTS

African American Children’s Literature, African American Folktales, Black Feminist Research Methods, Choreographic Composition, Creative Writing, English Composition, Girlhood Studies, Performance Studies, Modern Dance History, New Media

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Dramaturg, Time of Change, Joe Goode Performance Group, 2020-2021

Co-director and Dramaturg, Turntables, Berkeley Dance Project, UC Berkeley, 2020-2021

Dancer, Earth Echoes by Cherie Hill, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA 2020

Dancer, SheVerse by Cherie Hill, CounterPulse, San Francisco, CA 2019

Choreographer and Dancer, How We Play, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 2019

Dancer, Feel Don’t / Everything But, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2019

Dancer, Sevenfold, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2019

Choreographer, Will This Work?, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2018

Playwright and Producer, The Carter Sisters, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2017

Facilitator, The New Play Reading Series, 2017-2018

Dancer, Basura by josé a. nuño, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2016-2017

Writer and Performer, Eye of the Storm, UC Berkeley, CA, 2016

Writer, Performer, and Collaborator, Call & Response, UC Berkeley, CA, 2016

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HONORS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS

SDSU Seed Research Grant, 2024-2025

CAL Interdisciplinary Research Cluster, 2023-2024

CAL Excellence in Service Award, 2022-2023

Humanities in Action Grant, SDSU, Spring 2023

Humanities in Action Grant, SDSU, Fall 2021

UC Berkeley Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2021 (declined)

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2021 (declined)

The Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in new media, 2021

Emily Chamberlain Cook Prize in Poetry, 2020

Doctoral Completion Fellowship, 2018-2019

Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, Summer 2018

Mark Goodson Prize for Distinguished Theatrical Talent, 2018

Center for Race & Gender Working Group Grant, 2017-2020

Foreign Language and Area Studies Grant, 2017-2018

Katherine Dunham Technique Seminar Fellow, Summer 2017

Berkeley Center for New Media Conference Grant, 2017

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Conference Grant, 2017

UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly Travel Grant, 2017

Gigs Mentorship Award, 2017

UC Berkeley Chancellor Fellow, 2015-2017

Callaloo Poetry Fellow, 2014

UC Berkeley Folklore Summer Research Grant, 2013

UC Berkeley Distinguished Graduate Fellow, 2012-2013

Sarah Lawrence College Graduate Gift, 2006-2008

University of Miami English Merit Grant, 2002-2003

Florida Bright Futures, 2001-2005

University of Miami Alumni Scholarship Award, 2001-2005

JFK/MLK Award, 2001-2005

                                                                                               

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE

Advisory Committee, English & Comparative Literature Department, 2022-present

Director, National Center for the Study of Children's Literature, 2022-present

Children's Literature Program Committee Chair, 2021-present

IRSCL Congress Advisory Board Member, 2022-2023

Chapter510 Writing Mentor, Spring 2022

Special Programs Advisor, Oxnard Performing Arts Center Corporation, 2020

Graduate Representative to the Executive Committee, 2019-2021

Mentor, Getting in Graduate School (Gigs), 2016-2019

Board Member, Storytelling Association of California, 2015-2017

Graduate Student Admit Liaison, 2015-2016

Big Brothers and Big Sister of Southern Louisiana, 2010-2017

Delegate, Graduate Assembly, UC Berkeley, 2012-2013

State Member, AmeriCorps, 2008-2009

Co-President, Graduate Student Senate, Sarah Lawrence College, 2007-2008

Graduate Student Representative, Student Life, Sarah Lawrence College, 2007-2008

Fiction Editor, Lumina, Sarah Lawrence College, 2007-2008

Associate Fiction Editor, Lumina, Sarah Lawrence College, 2006-2007

Production Assistant, We, the Students, University of Miami, 2004

           

MEMBERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Modern Language Association, 2022-present

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, 2022-present

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, 2020-present

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, 2019-present

National Women’s Studies Association, 2017-present

UC Berkeley Center for Race & Gender, 2017-2020

Dance Studies Working Group, 2017-2019

Folklore Roundtable at UC Berkeley, 2012-201

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