Dr. Aimee Glocke is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Northridge. She earned her M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA and her Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University. Her research areas are: African/Black Literature, African/Black History, African/Black Psychology, and African/Black Dance. Some of the undergraduate and graduate classes she has taught include: Introduction to Black Studies and Black Culture; Race and Critical Thinking; The African/Black Aesthetic; Literature of American Enslavement; the African Diaspora; Blacks and Mass Media; African American History; and African Centered Writing. Dr. Glocke was a certified substitute teacher in grades K-12, and has taught children ages three years old to adult. As a scholar, she has published in The Encyclopedia of Black Studies; The Journal of Pan African Studies; Ofo: Journal of Transatlantic Studies; Overcoming Adversity: Stories from Generation X Faculty; The Huffington Post; co-edited The Journal of Pan African Studies’Special Edition on African/Black Dance; and Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Dr. Glocke is also a professional dancer who has trained all over the country in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, Katherine Dunham Technique, Umfundalai, Musical Theatre, and GROOV3. She also released a short documentary on the International Authentic Katherine Dunham Seminar.
Ph.D. 2008, Temple University
M.A. 2001, University of California Los Angeles
B.A. 1999, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse