The African American Experience in the U.S. (AAEUS) collection is a part of USF Libraries’ collection initiative that aims to leverage resources and expertise to promote diversity and inclusivity in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. This collection acts as a survey of Scholar Commons content relating to the experience of African Americans in the United States, providing direct open access to journal articles, theses, and dissertations on this subject. The AAEUS collection is not discipline specific, as its items cover a broad range of academic subjects and research interests. New items that fit the parameters of the collection will be added each year.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Perceived Discrimination and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Blacks: A Secondary Data Analysis of the Heart SCORE Study, Marilyn Aluoch

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Health Information Barriers, Weight Status, and Health Behaviors among Cancer Survivors: Exploring the Moderating Effects of Race and Ethnicity, Jennifer L. Barinas

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Ethnic Identity as a Protective Factor in Early Adolescent Youth Depression: An Investigation of Differences by Race and Gender, Leah Bonilla

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Meaning and Monuments: Morality, Racial Ideology, and Nationalism in Confederate Monument Removal Storytelling, Kathryn A. DelGenio

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The Experiences of African American Male Computer Science Majors in Two Year Colleges, Simone Brookins Jenkins

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Ain't I a Woman, Too? Depictions of Toxic Femininity, Transmisogynoir, and Violence on STAR, Sunahtah D. Jones

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Mobilizing Images of Black Pain and Death through Digital Media: Visual Claims to Collective Identity After “I Can’t Breathe”, Aryn Kelly

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In Another's Voice: Making Sense of Reproductive Health as Women of Color, Nivethitha Ketheeswaran

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Teaching towards Critical Consciousness: Preservice Teachers Narrate Race in English Education, Joanelle Morales

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The Peruvian minstrel: an analysis of the representations of blackness in the performance of El Negro Mama from 1995 to 2016, Ana Lucía Mosquera Rosado

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Responding to racial incivility in classrooms: Hospitality and responsibility, Nathalie Piquemal, Dave Misir, and Rebeca Heringer

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Fear, Death, and Being-a-problem: Understanding and Critiquing Racial Discourse with Heidegger’s Being and Time, Jesús H. Ramírez

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A Family Histories Study of Parents Engaging Issues of Race and Racism, Omar J. Salaam

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The Black Freedom Movement and the Politics of the Anti-Genocide Norm in the United States, 1951 - 1967, Daniel E. Solomon

Submissions from 2018

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Politics, Greed, Regulator Violence, and Race in Tampa, 1858-1859, Canter Brown Jr.

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Does A Student-Athletes' Socioeconomic Background Matter?, Carl E. Gilmore Jr.

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Tampa's Black Business Community: 1900-1915, Daleah Goodwin

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Learning in the Margins: The Educational Experiences of an African American Male with Disabilities, Aisha Holmes

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Impact of Obesity and Expression of Obesity-Related Genes in the Progression of Prostate Cancer in African American Men, Mmadili Nancy Ilozumba

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Hillsborough County School Desegregation Busing and Black High Schools in Tampa, Florida April 1971- September 1971, Elinor Kimmel

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Race and Gender in (Re)integration of Victim-Survivors of CSEC in a Community Advocacy Context, Joshlyn Lawhorn

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Evaluating the Effectiveness, Feasibility, and Treatment Acceptability of a Culturally Adapted Version of Discriminated Functional Communication with Afro-Caribbean Families, Monique R. Litchmore

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Performing the Black-White Biracial Identity: The Material, Discursive, and Psychological Components of Subject Formation, Travis M. Marn

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Do All “Good Mothers” Breastfeed? How African American Mothers’ Values and Experiences of Early Motherhood Influence Their Infant Feeding Choices, Airia S. Papadopoulos

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Gleanings of Black Life in Tampa 1513-1993, Tony Pizzo

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Perspectives of older Blacks and Whites living with serious mental illness about outpatient mental health services, Rosalyn Roker

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An History of Blacks in Tampa/Hillsborough County from 1526 to the Present, James E. Tokley

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A Culture of Resistance: An Ethnography of Tampa Bay’s Racial Justice Activist Community, Emily Janna Weisenberger

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"Ain't I a woman?": Black Women Negotiate and Resist Systemic Oppression in Undergraduate Engineering and Mathematics Disciplines, Jessica Alyce Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Benchmarks of Equality? School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and School Discipline Risk and Disparities for Black and Hispanic Students, Christopher M. Barclay

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Documenting an Imperfect Past: Examining Tampa's Racial Integration through Community, Film, and Remembrance of Central Avenue, Travis R. Bell

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“Have a Seat at our Table: Uncovering the Experiences of Black Students Attending a ‘Racially Diverse’ University”, Diamond Briggs

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“I Use to Pray and Ask God to Give Me Another Chance”: A Phenomenological Analysis of Black Males’ Journey Attending an Alternative School, Jimmy R. Caldwell Jr

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Nonresident Paternal Factors and the Psychosocial Adjustment of Black Adolescents from Single-Mother Households, Erica Elizabeth Coates

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A Portrait in Black and White: An Analysis of Race in the Adult Education Classroom, Tealia N. Deberry

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Problematic Participation and Educational Dilemmas: Ethnography of the Educational Experiences of Black Male Youth in Hillsborough County, Florida, Deneia Y. Fairweather

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Perceptual Learning Style Modalities: Comparing Latino, Black, and Caucasian Adults, Nicolle Chantelle Hardy

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Black Girl Magic?: Negotiating Emotions and Success in College Bridge Programs, Olivia Ann Johnson

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Testing the Medical Arms Race Hypothesis: a Spatial Approach, Robyn M. Kibler

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Structural Racism: Racists without Racism in Liberal Institutions within Colorblind States, Alexis Nicole Mootoo

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Resistance from Within: Domestic violence and rape crisis centers that serve Black/African American populations, Jessica Marie Pinto

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Pain and Physical Function in a Socioeconomically Diverse Sample of Black and White Adults, Angela Sardina

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The Spirit of Friendship: Girlfriends in Contemporary African American Literature, Tangela La'Chelle Serls

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Parent Involvement Factors from the Perspectives of Academically Successful Black Male College Students, Vernon Leo Stanley Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Family Life in Carver City- Lincoln Gardens, Lisa K. Armstrong

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Our Counter-Life Herstories: The Experiences of African American Women Faculty in U.S. Computing Education, Shetay Nicole Ashford

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Neighborhood Perceptions of Proximal Industries in Progress Village, FL, Laura E. Baum

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"The Afro that Ate Kentucky": Appalachian Racial Formation, Lived Experience, and Intersectional Feminist Interventions, Sandra Louise Carpenter

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The Role of Religion in Mitigating Cancer Disparities Among Black Americans, Samar Hennawi

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“Black Americans and HIV/AIDS in Popular Media” Conforming to The Politics of Respectability, Alisha Lynn Menzies

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The Construction of Latino Im/migrant Families in U.S. News Media: Parents’ Responses and Self-representations, Jason Edward Miller

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“Way Down Upon the Suwanee River”: Examining the Inclusion of Black History in Florida’s Curriculum Standards, William Newell

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The Effects of Racial Bias on Perceptions of Intimate Partner Violence Scenarios, Batya Yisraela Rubenstein

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White Teachers’ Experiences of Working with Black Students within a Response to Intervention Framework: The Role of Racialized Deficit Thinking, Sujay Sabnis

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Rhabdomyosarcoma Incidence and Survival in Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics from 1973-2013: Analysis from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program, Heather Tinsley

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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Scores and Novel Risk Factors in Relation to Race and Gender, Johanna Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A Comparative Perspective of Black College Males on the Achievement Gap: Implications for School Counselors, Detra Bethell

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Rhetorical Spirits: Spirituality as Rhetorical Device in New Age Womanist of Color Texts, Ronisha Witlee Browdy

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"It's This Simple, You Really Have to Want to Be Together": A Qualitative Study of African American Military Couples, Emelda Curry

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The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status and Body Mass Index on Vitamin D Levels in African American Women with and without Diabetes Living in Areas with Abundant Sunshine, Shani Vann Davis

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African Americans and Hospice: A Culture-Centered Exploration of Disparities in End-of-Life Care, Patrick Dillon

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The Underrepresentation of African American Women Faculty: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Experiences of McKnight Doctoral Fellow Alumna Serving in the Professoriate, Dionne Jones Ferguson

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Making a Difference in the Lives of Students: Successful Teachers of Students of Color with Disabilities or who are At-Risk of Identification of Disabilities at a High-Performing High-Poverty School, Tristan L. Glenn

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Marginalized African American Grandmothers Raising their School-Aged Grandsons: Perspectives on Parental Involvement, Felita Grant Lott

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"All Blacks Vote the Same?": Assessing Predictors of Black American Political Participation and Partisanship, Antoine Lennell Jackson

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Factors Influencing Vaccination Decisions in African American Mothers of Preschool Age Children, Chauntel Mckenzie Mcnair

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The Strong Black Woman, Depression, and Emotional Eating, Michelle Renee Offutt

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Community Arts in the Lives of Disadvantaged African American Youth: Educating for Wellness and Cultural Praxis, Mabel Sabogal

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Social Determinants of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Perinatal Morbidity: Social Origins of Perinatal Health Study, Abraham A. Salinas-Miranda

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Negotiating Race-Related Tensions: How White Educational Leaders Recognize, Confront, and Dialogue about Race and Racism, Amy Jo Samuels

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"When You Tell Them, Your Secret is Out There": Experiences of Sexuality and Intimacy Among HIV Positive Black Women, Mackenzie Rae Tewell

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The Black Freedom Struggle and Civil Rights Labor Organizing in the Piedmont and Eastern North Carolina Tobacco Industry, Jennifer Wells