Dr. Kami Anderson
Associate Professor, Digital Writing and Media ArtsCompany: Kennesaw State University
Role: Session Presenter Sessions: The Practice of Interrupting Microaggressions to Heal and Transform Workplace Conflict (S1-A) | Women Supporting Women in Leadership Through Empowerment and Solidarity
Dr. Kami J. Anderson has been teaching in higher education since 2005. She has published extensively in both English and Spanish in scholarly and trade journals as well as in national US news publications. She has traveled to 17 countries across the globe for academic and professional endeavors. She is a strong advocate for study abroad in particular for students of color. Dr. Anderson’s primary research focuses on the construction of identity with bilingualism and the current state of social identity. She has recently published the book, Language, Identity and Choice: Raising Bilingual Children in a Global Society (2015, Lexington Books). She has also contributed the chapter “Multiplying the Others from the Margins: Experiences of a Black, Female, Junior Faculty Member in a Non-STEM Discipline at a STEM Institution” in the edited volume, Still Searching for Our Mother’s Garden (Niles and Gordon, 2011). Dr. Anderson’s new publication is another book chapter, “The Travel Diaries: Excursions for Self-Reflection” for an edited volume examining mental health practices among women of color in academia (scheduled for print July 2017). Dr. Anderson was awarded the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Grant in May 2016 to gather data about African American bilinguals in the United States. She is currently is on the Fulbright Specialist Roster for intercultural communication.