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EDUCATION

PhD Interdisciplinary Studies, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH.
Concentration: Humanities and Culture.
Anticipated Completion: June, 2018.

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, SUNY Empire State College, New York, NY. Thesis: “With These Words, We Manifest: 19th Century Literature by African American Women as a Lens to Culture” March, 2008.

Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies. SUNY Empire State College, NY. Concentration: Women’s Studies. June, 2005.

Documentary Filmmaking and Producing Intensive, Maysles Institute, NY, NY. Spring 2011

FILMOGRAPHY

2010 The Black Girl Project, feature-length documentary
2009 Prevent, Don’t Manage: A PSA for HIV/AIDS prevention

WORK

2011-present Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Educator and Manager of Inniss Academy Initiatives. Develop and implement curriculum for high school cultural arts internship program.

2009-2011 CUNY New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY. University Lecturer in English. Taught Composition and Developmental English I & II.

2008-2009 SUNY Empire State College, Hauppauge, NY.
University Lecturer in Cultural Studies. Courses Taught:
Hip-Hop Theory And Culture; Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Media; College Writing.

2005-2009 Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Grades 9-12 Adolescent Educator and Coordinator. Developed and implemented cultural arts, literature, science leadership development, service learning, work-based learning and museum studies curriculum. As Coordinator, managed budget of $150,000+ as well as staff of educators and artists-in-residence.

2002-2003 Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Bronx, NY
Grades 1-6 Literacy Educator: Developed and implemented individualized lesson plans for students in danger of failing.

Summer/Fall 2002 Queens Library Gallery, Jamaica, NY
Education Assistant: Created teacher resource guide and exhibit tour materials and developed exhibit based curriculum for students in grades 1-8.

Spring 2002 Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY
Lipper Intern: Co-led workshops and museum tours for New York City middle and high schools about Jewish history, the Holocaust and social justice.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS, TALKS + PANELS

Turman, A. (2008, April). Moderated panel discussion surrounding three short films documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Panelists included filmmaker Evan Allen-Gessesse. Harlem School of the Arts, NY, NY.

Turman, A. (2007, April). Multiple Marginalizations: Weeksville, Brooklyn and Historic Re-invention. Paper submitted for presentation at the UC Irvine “History and Its Discontents” Graduate Student Conference, Irvine, CA.

Turman, A. (2007, February). Weeksville, Brooklyn: A Free Black Community Amongst Southern Sympathizers. Paper submitted for presentation at the SUNY Stony Brook “Transgressing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Dialogues” Graduate English Conference, New York, NY.

Turman, A. (2006, October). Not So Smug: The 1964 Rochester Riots as a Turning Point in how a City is Viewed. Paper Submitted for presentation at the NY Metropolitan American Studies Association “Crash / Landings: Friction and Flow in the American City” Conference, New York, NY.

Murphy, Y. & Turman, A. (2006, April). Negotiating the Female Body: Representations of the Female Body by Women Writers Across Race, Culture and Time. Workshop presentation at the SUNY Empire State College Women’s Studies Residency, Syracuse, NY.

Turman, A. (2006, April). The Color Purple: Take Your Journal Writing from the Mundane to the Expressive. Workshop presentation at the SUNY Empire State College Women’s Studies Residency, Syracuse, NY.

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Wolfson Memorial Intern, The New-York Historical Society. Worked with Margaret Hoeffer, Associate Curator for Decorative Arts, Summer, 2001.

HONORS + AWARDS

Bates Fund for Social Change Scholarship
Union Institute & University General Scholarship
SUNY Graduate Diversity Fellowship
Cave Canem Fellow

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