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Dr. LeConté Dill

Crunk Public Health Feminist, Associate Professor, Author, Scholar Activist, Researcher, Poet, Mother

Dr. LeConté Dill was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, California. She is a scholar, educator, and a poet in and out of classroom and community spaces.

LeConté holds degrees from Spelman College, UCLA, and UC Berkeley, and was a 2016 Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop Fellow. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of African American and African Studies at Michigan State University.

She listens to and shows up for urban Black girls and other youth of color and works to rigorously document their experiences of safety, resilience, resistance, and wellness. Her work has been published in a diverse array of spaces, such as Poetry Magazine, Mom Egg Review, Journal of Poetry Therapy, and The Feminist Wire.

She authored a chapter entitled "#CrunkPublicHealth: Decolonial Feminist Praxes of Cultivating Liberatory and Transdisciplinary Learning, Research, and Action Spaces" in the forthcoming Disrupting Colonial Pedagogies: Theories and Transgressions, edited by Jillian Ford and Nathalia Jaramillo (University of Illinois Press, Fall 2022)

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