Order Dr. Dawkins's critically-acclaimed book, Clearly Invisible (Baylor University Press, 2012), which is the first to connect racial passing and classical rhetoric to issues of disability, gender-neutral parenting, human trafficking, hacktivism, identity theft, racial privacy, media typecasting and violent extremism.
By applying fresh eyes to landmark historical cases and benchmark popular culture moments in the history of passing Dawkins also rethinks the representational character and civic purpose of multiracial identities. In the process she provides powerful insights called "passwords" that help readers tackle the tough questions of who we are and how we can relate to one another and the world.
What Scattered Ashes Leave Behind: Expressions of Nuyorican Identity in Miguel Piñero’s A Lower East Side Poem
...a chapter written for The Oxford Handbook of Religion & News
...written with Ulli K. Ryder, Ph.D.
This study is designed to examine how mixed race identity is formulated and discussed by young adults in the United States. An intensely interdisciplinary project, we begin by discussing racial mixedness and identity “with a twist” as they pertain, not to President Obama but, to First Lady Michelle Obama. Self-identified as and accepted as “Black,” her mixed race ancestry is the subject of recent scrutiny.