Martina L. Sharp-GrierAssistant Professor of Sociology & Gerontology, Stark State College

Martina L. Sharp-Grier is an Assistant Professor and Department Coordinator of Sociology at Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio, and a NAPE Apprentice Instructor. Her research is varied and interdisciplinary. Her methodology includes indigenous cultural research methods and critical performance pedagogy, and her areas of interest are racial and gender identity formation, inequalities in the social structure as related to race, sex, and sexuality, micro-aggressions in higher education, feminist pedagogy, sexual harassment, and bullying in the workplace as correlated with minority status. Her research on racial and gender identity formation among African American women, feminist identity and pedagogy, and the impact of microaggressions on collegiate faculty of color have been presented to international audiences. Sharp-Grier is a co-editor of the upcoming text, Feminist Pedagogy, Practice, and Activism: Improving Lives for Women and Girls, to be released by Routledge Press in 2017.