Meet Digital Sisterhood Leader Marcia Alesan Dawkins

Meet Digital Sisterhood Leader Marcia Alesan Dawkins, Ph.D., a citizen of the world with something to say! In the world of academia, Marcia is a visiting scholar at Brown University. When she leaves academia, she shares her gifts and opinions as an author, blogger, columnist, and speaker.

A Brief History of Hacking

Dr. Dawkins gives Belmont University a sneak peek of her latest research on the rhetoric of hacking, hacktivism, and hip-hop at the 2012 Social Science Symposium.

The Root: On the Future of the 'Tan Generation'

A Browner America: Marcia Alesan Dawkins says an increase in nonwhite births doesn't automatically mean more social justice. Dr. Dawkins talked to The Root about the significance of America's becoming a browner nation for a series of interviews focused on whether, and why, we should pay attention to these demographic changes. She talks about her new book Clearly Invisible and her extensive writing on racial identity as expressions of her interest in "how people figure out who they are and how they connect with others," and has warned against rushing to assume that demographic changes will do away with America's troubled racial past.

Clutch Magazine: Despite the Browning of America, Things May Still Be Unequal

Clutch Magazine covers Dr. Dawkins's interview with Washington Post's The Root on the growing “tan generation” and what it means for America.

Marcia Dawkins is Clearly Invisible... Are You?

Dr. Dawkins explains how NYU's Washington Square Park inspired her with the idea for looking at passing in her new book Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity.

The Media Maven Asks Dr. Dawkins, "Are You Passing?"

Dr. Dawkins kicks it with Nashville's Media Maven @DrSyb about Clearly Invisible and answers the controversial question,"Are you passing?"

Interviewed by Meets Obsession Re Fair & Lovely Beauty, Colorblind Racism

...full article available at Meets Obsession: Paper for the Fashion & Culture Obsessed

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"...[W]e might think this is a new trend, or happening solely in India, but really this is a fashion staple,” says Dr. Marcia Alesan Dawkins, a visiting scholar at Brown University and author of Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity to Meets Obsession. 'This has been going on for a long time. It cuts across nations, eras, historical groups and gender.'"

Talking About Clearly Invisible on Mixed Race Radio

...full audio available at Blogtalk's Mixed Race Radio

Dr. Dawkins talks about her highly-anticipated book Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity with Mixed Race Radio's Tiffany Reid. She explains why passing is definitely not passe.

KPFK Truthdig Radio: On the 20th Anniversary of LA Uprising and 2Pac's Resurrection

...full audio available at KPRK's Truthdig Radio

Dr. Dawkins commemorates the 20th anniversary of the LA Riots with Truthdig Radio's Peter Scheer. She explains how one person's riot can be another person's uprising. (Scroll ahead to minute 14).

A Full Color Conversation with Radio in Black and White

...full audio available at Radio in Black and White

Dr. Dawkins joins Radio in Black and White hosts Rick Wilson and Skot Welch on April 2, 2012 (episode #250, min 36.20) for a "full color" conversation about race and ethnicity, TIME's "Yo Decido" cover and Trayvon Martin. Tune in and let us know what you think!!