American Studies

Miesha Garnett - Race, Family, and Childhood

Miesha currently works for the Solano County Office of Education in the Special Education department. She is studying for both the CBEST and the Housing and Urban Development written exam. With the goal of a career that allows her to make a positive impact on the community in which she lives, Miesha also plans to pursue a Master’s in Public Health Community Education.

Area of Concentration Courses

Ethnic Studies 176: Against the Grain: Ethnic American Art and Artists
Gender and Women's Studies 134: Gender and the Politics of Childhood
Gender and Women's Studies 130AC: Gender, Race, Nation, and Health
History 136C: Defiant Women: Gender, Power and Violence in American History
Psychology 140: Developmental Psychology
Psychology 150: Psychology of Personality


Miesha Garnett : - The Vampire Huntress: A Lens into Black Female Identity Formation (Class of 2017)

Miesha Garnetts senior honors thesis develops a close reading of reading of Black female identity formation in the Vampire Huntress Legend series of twelve novels by the late L.A. Banks. As she explains in her thesis, to counter the traditional erasure of Black women from vampire fiction, Banks writes a legendary, supernatural woman whose racial identity is the source of her power.

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