Tamanika Ferguson

Professional Track Faculty

Ph.D., Howard University

3116 Skinner Building
Professional Interests: 

Dr. Ferguson is a critical race and gender communications scholar with a specific focus on African Americans caught up in the criminal justice system. Her research has appeared in the book #Fierce Feminism: Women in the 21st Century: An Interdisciplinary Approach (Kendall Hunt). Her doctoral dissertation, Women in Prison Speak: A Case Study of Writings by Incarcerated Women and Their Advocates, focused on the nature of incarcerated women’s agency (through their media activism) by specifically examining the element of voice and its contributions to the construction of an incarcerated women’s public sphere. Her article, Coming From the Inside: The Emergence of Incarcerated Women’s Voices, is currently under review and another manuscript is currently in progress. Dr. Ferguson is also interested in doing a study on the prisoner rights movement (including formerly incarcerated people) who are advocating for all incarcerated people to have the right to vote. 

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