Norrell Edwards

Norrell Edwards is a scholar, educator, and communications consultant for non-profit organizations. Her employment experience and research interests place her work at the nexus of global Black identity, cultural memory, and social justice. This fall Norrell will begin as an Assistant Professor and 75th Anniversary Endowed Professor at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. Previously, Norrell was a Distinguished Lecturer for her alma mater, the CUNY Macaulay Honors College. Before her position at CUNY, Norrell was the Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at Texas Christian University and prior to that served as the Assistant Director of Education at Georgetown University’s Prisons and Justice Initiative. With extensive scholarship on the Haitian diaspora, Norrell has published in several peer-review journals and edited collection as well as public work in LA Review of Books, The Grio and the Black Westchester. She also recently joined as a board member for the Feminist Press. Norrell graduated with a BA in English Literature from Hunter’s College followed by a PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park in 20th and 21st Century Black Diaspora Literature.

Articles By Norrell Edwards

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By: Norrell Edwards — March 13, 2023
In the professional world, you want to advocate for the most competitive package for yourself. Here's why you should always negotiate for higher pay when you receive a job offer.
By: Norrell Edwards — October 28, 2022
If you're considering a graduate program, consider applying for a summer research program. These programs can give you a different perspective on what research looks like in your field.
By: Norrell Edwards — March 23, 2023
You may have noticed the increasing, publicized backlash against U.S. World News' Ranking system. So, what does all this mean for the future of school rankings?
By: Norrell Edwards — January 18, 2023
In college, essay prompts may disappear, leaving you to choose your own topics. How do you choose a topic when there are so many possibilities?
By: Norrell Edwards — February 2, 2023
Your writing represents who you are personally and professionally, so it's worth it to hone your skills. Here are some solid tips to improve your writing.
By: Norrell Edwards — January 6, 2023
Presentations are deeply embedded in the professional world. Across fields, a presentation is required to greenlight any large-scale idea. Here's why you should try to present at a professional conference.
By: Norrell Edwards — January 6, 2023
In "Let's Present at a Conference Part I," I talked about finding professional conferences to present at and connecting to faculty mentors. Now let's focus on the "what" of presenting.
By: Norrell Edwards — November 28, 2022
Not everyone will like you, and that's okay. You can't please everyone and shouldn't try to, either. This article will teach you to become more self-aware of how you communicate and interact with others.
By: Norrell Edwards — January 23, 2023
Having a financial safety net in place can ensure that you're protected when a financial emergency arises.
By: Norrell Edwards — November 30, 2022
How can you effectively handle student-teacher conflict? College is an important time for you to learn how to advocate for yourself.
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