Dr. Damariyé L. Smith

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Damariyé is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Black/African American Rhetoric and Media Studies within the Schools of Communication and Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University in San Diego, California. His research focuses on the intersections of race, rhetoric, media studies, and higher education. Damariyé approaches research from an interdisciplinary perspective primarily drawing from Afrocentricity and Africana philosophy. Special topics of interest for Damariyé includes public address, rhetorical pedagogy, Hip Hop Studies, Black Male Studies, Africana Communication theory, Sports and Media Studies. Damariyé plans to utilize his knowledge, research, and teaching to play a key role in the movement towards educational equity for all students.

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