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Grad School Femtoring

with Dra. Yvette Martinez-Vu This week, Dr. Reka C. Barton (@thescholarlysewist) discusses the topic of grief and loss during a doctoral program. Dr. Reka is a graduate of the Joint Doctoral Program with San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University. She received her BA in Psychology and Master of Teaching in Elementary Education from the University of Virginia and served as an elementary school teacher for ten years. Dr. Reka recently began her role as Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow at the University of San Diego as she continues her work as a Black Girlhood Multimodal ResearcHER who examines educational experiences through linguistic and equity perspectives.Dr. Reka shares her experience with grief after losing her brother, Greg, during her doctoral program....

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Scholar Homies

with Dr. Melissa Abeyta In this episode, Dr. Reka Barton discusses her positionality on being a Black educator, how she’s merged her talents by being the Scholarly Sewist, and dropping academic visuals as mixtapes to make the research accessible for the community. 

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Grad School Femtoring

with Dra. Yvette Martinez-Vu In this episode, Reka Barton, speaks about women of color in fashion and academia. She shares her experience as a former elementary school teacher, now grad student, and how she has developed her Scholarly Sewist brand and online community, all while focusing on teaching, traveling, and sewing. Reka is a Third Year Doctoral Student in Education. She is a Visual ResearcHER & Creative who examines the educational experiences of Black and Brown girls and women through an equity lens. She is also the founder of The Scholarly Sewist, a modern lifestyle brand and social community that centers WOC in academia via fashion. Reka is excited to defend her proposal this summer and advance to candidacy. She...

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Stitch Please

with Black Women Stitch Reka discusses her upcoming HERstory: Women of Color Redefining Research event and related topics of interest.

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