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Dr. Monique L. Akassi

Dr. Monique L. Akassi Akassi, PhD (she/her/hers)

  • English, Writing Instructors and Lecturers


                                                                                           Dr. Monique L. Akassi’s Bio

Dr. Monique L. Akassi is a seasoned researcher, educator, and Samaritan at Howard University.  Her areas of specialization include Africana Composition, Rhetoric, Curriculum Design, and Artificial Intelligence. She is the advisor of the Theta Theta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Howard University and the founder of the annual Composition, Rhetoric, and Research in Artificial Intelligence Conference at Howard University. She is also founder and Chief Editor of Howard University’s Undergraduate Journal On Research.  Prior to her arrival at Howard University, Dr. Akassi climbed up the traditional academic rankings from Adjunct Instructor, Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, to Full Professor Tenured at several HBCUs, which has inspired her longitudinal studies in  groundbreaking quantitative and qualitative research in the English Composition and Rhetoric field, earned grants, and she has authored/edited over 23 publications, including W.E.B. Du Bois and the Africana Rhetoric of Dealienation; Postcolonial Composition Pedagogy: Using The Culture of Marginalized Students To Teach Writing, Research and Writing Across The Curriculum; Research and Writing Across The Curriculum, Virginia Union University’s Journal on Undergraduate Research In The Humanities and Beyond, and Bowie State University’s Journal on Undergraduate Research Across The Disciplines. Furthermore, many of her publications continue to be inspired by observations witnessed in both the classroom and the global community. Due to her commitment in the academy, Dr. Akassi has been awarded for Teacher of The Year; Service of the year; and Excellence in Leadership. Currently, Dr. Akassi has two forthcoming books being published in 2024, Students’ Rights To AI (Cambridge); and Techno Racism, Misogyny, and Transgressive Pedagogy in the Artificial Era (Routledge). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family on their farm.