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Jocelyn Robinson, MA

Antioch University Online

Formerly a federal Department of Education grant administrator at a Historically Black College/University in southwest Ohio, she also teaches at the college level. Her courses blend literature, film studies, African American studies, women’s studies, and other disciplines to provide students with challenging educational experiences that are relevant to their daily lived experiences. She incorporates critical cultural theory and her research interests in self-definition and identity into these offerings and is adept at guiding diverse student populations through discussions of difference—and commonality. In addition, she is a skilled writing coach who assists essay writers in finding and expressing their authentic voices.

An accomplished musician, gardener, equestrian, and social justice activist who has been engaged in the life of her community for over 50 years, she is also a public radio producer. She served as 91.3 FM WYSO’s first Archives Fellow, creating short documentary pieces that aired from 2014-2017, using the station’s historical audio as source material. She is currently engaged in exploring partnerships and opportunities for at-risk audio collections and is a member of the African American and Civil Rights Caucus of the Radio Preservation Task Force, an initiative of the Recorded Sound Preservation Board of the Library of Congress.

“The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.” ~Audre Lorde (1934-1992)

Educational History

  • MA, Antioch University, Cultural Studies – Race, Gender & Identity
  • BA, Wright State University, Art History – Gallery Management/Museology

Selected Vita

Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH – Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Curriculum Development Specialist, Competency-based Education/Peace Corps Prep

Individualized Masters of Arts Program, Antioch University –  Adjunct Faculty, Program Advisor, Thesis Mentor – Octavia E. Butler Seminar – Speculative Fiction Seminar – Women’s Ways of Knowing (Feminist Research Seminar)

2018 Grant recipient, “Survey of the Broadcast Archives of HBCU Radio Stations.” – National Recording Preservation Foundation, Ghent, NY (Grants also in 2016, 2014)

Archives Fellow, WYSO-FM, Antioch College

Media Projects: The Big Pond Podcast – Goethe-Institute USA, Washington, DC § Producer, “Neither Here nor There: The Mixed Race Experience in the US and Germany” [Too many projects to list.]

Affiliate Faculty,

Undergraduate Studies, Literature and Creative Writing

CONTACT INFORMATION

Courses Taught

Courses Taught & Designed

  • Community Voices Audio Production
  • Competency-based Education/Peace Corps Prep
  • Literature and Creative Writing
  • African American Literature*
  • African American Women Writers: Fiction to Film
  • Literary Analysis and Argumentation*
  • Mixed Race Women’s Literature*
  • Reflective Practice Seminar*
  • African American Speculative Fiction
  • Mixed Race Women’s Memoirs

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