Published: March 30, 2022
Flyer with event details, Dr. Toliver and her book cover.

Celebrate our first Black Women's HerStory Month Lecture with the Center for African & African American Studies (CAAAS) as we explore Black storytelling, Afrofuturism, and womanism's role in qualitative research.  Professor Stephanie Toliver will guide us through understanding the impact of Black storytelling passed from generation to generation that continues to teach, to heal, and to bring life despite enslavement, Jim Crow, and state-sanctioned violence.

Using her recently released book, "Recovering Black Storytelling in Qualitative Research," Toliver centers Black girls & women in considering the ethical responsibility of researchers to focus upon the words of our participants, not only as a means to better understand our historic and current world, but to better situate inquiry for what the future world and future research could look like. 

S. R. Toliver is an assistant professor of Literacy and Secondary Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder whose scholarship centers the freedom dreams of Black youth and honors the historical legacy that Black imaginations have had and will have on activism and social change. She is the author of Recovering Black Storytelling in Qualitative Research: Endarkened Storywork, and her academic work has been published in several journals, including Journal of Literacy Research and Research in the Teaching of English.