About Robin Boylorn

Robin M. Boylorn is Assistant Professor of Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication at The University of Alabama. She received her Ph.D. from University of South Florida in 2009. She teaches and writes about issues of social identity and diversity but her primary research interests focus on the lived and storied experiences of blackgirls and women. She is a critical auto/ethnographer who writes evocative scholarship and personal narrative in an effort to make her work accessible to a wide audience. She is the author of the award-winning monograph Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience (Peter Lang, 2013), and co-editor of Critical Autoethnography: Intersecting Cultural Identities in Everyday Life (Left Coast Press, 2014). She enjoys old school hip hop, poetry, soul food, and stories by/about black women. Her favorite things include organic soap, scented candles and earth tones. To unwind she crochets blankets and watches sports, sometimes simultaneously. FMI on her work and words check out her website, www.robinboylorn.com