An award-winning author, speaker, and educator, Dawkins -- known to "tweeps" as @drdawkins09 -- tracks trends in technology, communication, culture, and politics. She writes for several outlets, including The Huffington Post, Truthdig, The Root, and Cultural Weekly, among others.
Her expert opinion has been sought out by NPR, WABC-TV Boston, TIME Magazine, AskimoTV.Com, The Leadership Alliance, The Mayo Clinic, The Nashville Public Library Foundation and The Public Relations Society of America.
Her first book, Clearly Invisible: Racial Passing and the Color of Cultural Identity was released in August 2012 to rave reviews. Her second book Eminem: The Real Slim Shady is available on July 31, 2013.
She earned her PhD in communication from USC Annenberg, her master's degrees in humanities from USC and NYU and her bachelor's degrees in communication arts and honors from Villanova. She served as a visiting scholar at Brown University and currently lectures at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.