Author

Nikita Carney

Nikita Carney is a doctoral student of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests include race, gender, and migration, particularly looking at migration with regards to the Caribbean.

Rethinking Academia and Social Justice: Reflections from Emerging Scholars

The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and the responding protests served as a catalyst for the resurgence of #BlackLivesMatter, a movement working to shift national and local conversations about race, class, gender, and inequality. In this essay, the authors reflect on how academia can answer this call, from their positions as emerging scholars.