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Angel Jones

Angel Jones
Angel Jones, Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Technology

Academy for Transdisciplinary Studies

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Dr. Angel Jones is an educator, activist, and critical race scholar who uses creative methods such as hip-hop and poetry to center the voices and experiences of the Black community. Her research explores the impact of racism on mental health with a focus on microaggressions and Racial Battle Fatigue. Dr. Jones is also a public scholar who uses social media as an educational tool to increase access to academic scholarship. She is the author of Street Scholar: Using Public Scholarship to Educate, Advocate, and Liberate which is an unapologetic call-to-action that challenges academia to thoughtfully and intentionally engage in public scholarship. Dr. Jones has been interviewed by multiple media outlets including Forbes, USA Today, and Insider for her expertise on racism in the United States.

  • Critical Race Theory
  • Racial Microaggressions
  • Racial Battle Fatigue
  • Digital Activism
  • Public Scholarship
  • AfroLatina Identity
  • PhD. in Education, George Washington University
  • Ed.S. in School Counseling, Georgia State University
  • M.Ed. in School Counseling, Georgia State University
  • B.A. in Political Science, Syracuse University
  • Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) President

Published Books

  • Jones, A. (2022). Street scholar: Using public scholarship to educate, advocate, and liberate. Peter Lang.

Select Journal Articles

  • Jones, A. (2023). Self-silencing as protection: How the “angry Black woman” stereotype influences how Black graduate women respond to gendered-racial microaggressions. Equity & Excellence in Education.
  • Jones, A. (2021) Letters to their attackers: Using counterstories to share Black women’s responses to racial microaggressions. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education.
  • Jones, A. M. (2021). Conflicted: How Black women negotiate their responses to racial microaggressions at a historically White institution. Race, Ethnicity, & Education, 1–16.

Other Creative Works

  • Jones, A. (2023, July 28). Being Afro-Latina in Academia.
  • Jones, A. (2023, May 24). Racial Trauma and the Need for BIPOC Mental Health.
  • Jones, A. (2023, February 23). Where’s our Black bereavement leave? Times Higher Education.
  • Jones, A. (2022, August 30). Why the Latinx community needs to address colorism and anti-Blackness. HipLatina.
  • Jones, A. (2022, June 16). The commodification of Juneteenth needs to stop. HipLatina.
  • Jones, A. (2021, May 13). Coping with post-defense depression. Inside Higher Ed.
  • Jones, A. (2021, April 6). Academe should value the impact of public scholarship. Inside Higher Ed.
  • Featured Interview: (2023, May 2). Black Scholar Activism. The Grio with Marc Lamont Hill.
  • Quoted In: Asare, J.G. (2023, March 9). Defunding diversity: How academia is failing Black faculty. Forbes.
  • Featured Interview: (2023, March 8). Tavis Smiley Show.
  • Quoted In: Asare, J.G. (2022, February 11). Does academia actually want Black professors? Forbes.
  • Quoted In: Aviles, G. (2021, October 28). What J Balvin’s “Perra” music video reveals about anti-Blackness and misogynoir in Latino communities. Insider.
  • Quoted In: Asare, J.G. (2021, October 8). The erasure of Black women’s contributions: From past to present. Forbes.
  • Quoted In: Aviles, G. (2021, September 15). Latinos are reimagining Hispanic Heritage Month to highlight diversity. Insider.
  • Quoted In. Aviles, G. (2021, September 1). Women of color in academia call “The Chair” triggering yet relatable and point out what the show gets wrong. Insider.
  • Quoted In: Miranda, G. (2021, August 2). Black Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn’s gold medal represents more than a record win. USA Today.
  • Featured Interview: Martin, A. (2021, August 25). Post George Floyd White backlash: Fact or Fiction. The Special Report.
  • Quoted In: Asare, J.G. (2021, May 9). The war on Critical Race Theory continues as some call it anti- white. Forbes.