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Teaching, Writing, & Research

Fellowships & Awards 

  • Focus on Teaching and Technology (I.D.E.A.) Award in Innovation, 2023. 

  • The University of Missouri South African Educational Program Fellowship, 2023

  • Artist Support Grant: Regional Arts Commission, 2023.


Ed. D. Candidate: Educational Practice
Master of Fine Arts: Creative Writing 

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology 

Assistant Teaching Professor 

Research areas:

  • The Global Epistemology & Poetics of Black Experiences

  •  How Learning Environments Impact Student Success

Courses taught:​​

English Composition 

Advanced Composition  

Introduction to Literature 

Modern English Grammar  

African American Literature 

American Literature I and II

Special Topics in Gender Studies: African American History

Harris Stowe State University Bridge Program: Writing Instructor 

UMSL-St. Louis Bridge Program: Intensive Writing Instructor

Courses created:

  • ​​Rhyme & Reason: ​African American poets in dialogue with notions of slavery, identity, and existence. 

  • Allies, Spies and Secret Friends

Dept of Anthropology UMSL
The University of Missouri-St. Louis
Harris-Stowe State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Webster University

 Book Reviews:

     Recent articles:

​​Canadian Journal for Netherlandic Studies. 37 (2), pp. 7-20.​​

Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies


Guest lecturer: 

Anthropology: Ethnographic Field Methods – UMSL

Anthropology: Intro to Cultural Anthropology – UMSL

Anthropology: Biological Anthropology – UMSL

English Comp: Washington University in Saint Louis



Conferences: (Presenter) 

  • American Anthropological Association, 2023

  • American Anthropological Association, 2021

  • One City Stories: Gateway Writers, 2020

  • COCAedu Summer Institute, 2019 

Bamileke Traditions and Globalization
American Anthropological Association Signature-presenter.png
Gateway Writing Project

Bamileke Traditions and Globalization
Jean Clovis Ouabo
Jason Vasser-Elong (editor)  

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