Maegan Parker Brooks
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Maegan Parker Brooks

Maegan Parker Brooks, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Civic Communication and Media Department at Willamette University. Brooks holds a PhD in Communication Arts, with emphases in Rhetoric and Afro-American Studies, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Brooks' research has appeared in the popular press and a variety of academic journals. Brooks has also published two books about Fannie Lou Hamer, an anthology of Hamer's speeches, which she co-edited with Davis W. Houck, and a rhetorical biography, which was named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2015 by the American Library Association. Presently, Brooks is working as a lead researcher and curriculum designer for the documentary project, Fannie Lou Hamer's America. Brooks is also writing a third book entitled Fannie Lou Hamer: America's Freedom Fighting Woman for Rowman & Littlefield's Library of African American Biography Series (forthcoming, 2021).

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