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This is me

Hello, my name is Aisha Powell and I am a researcher, journalist and business owner! I am currently a professor/instructor at Howard University teaching speech 101. I am also a third-year Ph.D. student at Howard University. Her research interest explores cultural phenomena in new media technologies, Black migration to foreign countries and health disparities. I'm interested in "cancel/call-out" culture, the Black experience in Russia and the Soviet Union, and fandoms. Please contact me if you're interested in similar topics!

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Culture, social media, and health-centered research focusing on the
Black experience.

See some of my research, conferences and upcoming events projects within academia!


Being a well-rounded educator can make the key difference in the future success of the youth!

What good is learning if it cannot be applied? My teaching philosophy is to enable students to use learned skills from the classroom, in the real world. With my experience as both an elementary and collegiate educator, I've learned that although students may gain new knowledge in school, they aren't necessarily retaining information or see it as valuable on a day-to-day basis. My goal in the classroom is to make learning fun, accessible, and interesting and make it real, rational, and easily applicable to life. Each student should walk away with confidence in their craft, a new skill that benefits their life and feeling fulfilled with their education and its my job to ensure that! Read some of my past students reviews below!

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News Publications

See some of my published journalism pieces. Click the icon to see my archives of articles


Selected Journal Publications

Teaching Critical Pedagogy

Powell, A., Jenkins, K. ., Gulledge, B., & Sun, W. (2021). Teaching Social Justice and Engaging Gen Z Students in Digital Classrooms During COVID-19 . Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 21(4). https://doi.org/10.14434/josotl.v21i4.32708


Affective Disposition Theory

Powell, A., Jenkins, K., & Campbell, S. (2022). Oppositional Gazing Through Affective Disposition Theory: Decolonizing Affective Disposition Theory with Judas and the Black Messiah. In Decolonizing Communication Studies. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


COVID Communications

Powell A. (2021) COVID and Cuomo: Using the CERC Model to Evaluate Strategic Uses of Twitter on Pandemic Communications. In: Berube D.M. (eds) Pandemic Communication and Resilience. Risk, Systems and Decisions. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77344-1_7

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