Simone Nicole Durham, M.A.
Hi! My name is Simone Nicole Durham. I am a Black biracial woman who grew up in a suburb of Sacramento, California. I attended Morgan State University, a historically black university (HBCU) for my bachelors and masters degrees in sociology. I also played two seasons of NCAA Division I volleyball for MSU. After completing my masters, I started teaching as an adjunct professor while also working as the coordinator for multiple programs in the Office of Student Success and Retention at MSU. I am currently a doctoral student in the sociology department at the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition to working in my department as a teaching and research assistant, I also teach courses in the winter and summer sessions, work part time in the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office as a Graduate Student Advocate, and service as a Writing Fellow in the Graduate Writing Center. My academic work focuses on race, identity, meaning making, and social movements. In everything I do, including my teaching and research, my primary objective is to contribute to the fight for racial equity in the U.S., particularly for Black people. In addition to my academic work, I try to engage in public sociology and scholar activism as much as possible, including but not limited to digital activism through social media.