Staci Jones deploys critical race theory to explore the intersections of power and race through identity, rhetoric and performativity. Part of her ongoing research observes how people negotiate the discursive and material practices of identity formation and questions if identity affirming spaces (such as HBCUs, Latinx Student Associations, LGBTQ organizations, etc.) lead to greater happiness, self-efficacy and life success for marginalized group individuals.
She is a recent M.A graduate of The University of Cincinnati where she received the highest departmental research award, the Juddith S. Trent Graduate Research Award for Recognition of Outstanding Performance, along with a research grant from the Office of Equity and Inclusion and multiple certificates for academic and professional achievement from the African American Cultural Resource Center.
Staci received her B.A from Alabama State University where she graduated summa cum laude and received the President's Award.
Staci Jones is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication.