Shakira Holt

Assistant Dean
Shakira Holt
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email sholt@usc.edu

Biography

Shakira Holt is the Assistant Dean of the USC Dornsife Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. She sees to the day-to-day function of the office and, through guest lecture, workshop delivery, and consultantcy, shares its vision of seamless integration of DEIB values into every aspect of Dornsife’s identity as a world-class scholarly and professional community. She is a veteran K-12 educator, leader, and mentor, and in her 20-plus years in education, gained perspective-shifting experience beyond the classroom as a dean of students and as a district equity officer. She earned both her MA and PhD in English at USC, and is proud to be an active part of the Dornsife community once again.       

Education

  • Ph.D. English, USC, 8/2009
  • Other Degree TED/Secondary Education, CSU Dominguez Hills, 12/2007
  • M.A. English, USC, 8/2002
  • B.A. English, CSU Dominguez Hills, 12/1999
  • Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments

    • Assistant Lecturer Writing Program , University of Southern California, 08/16/2000-08/15/2003

    Other Employment

    • 4th/5th Grade Combination Class Teacher, Tower of Faith Christian Academy, Compton, CA, 08/16/2003-08/15/2004
    • 9th Grade English Teacher, Carson High School, Carson, CA, 01/15/2000-05/15/2000
    • University Writing/English Tutor, CA State University, Dominguez Hills, 08/16/1997-08/15/1999
    • EOP&S Office Writing/English Tutor, El Camino College, Torrance, CA, 08/16/1998-12/13/1998
  • Essay

    • Holt, S. C.Deep Listening as Philogynoir: Playlists, Black Girl Idiom, and Love. Deep Listening as Philogynoir: Playlists, Black Girl Idiom, and Love. Sounding Out!: Sound Studies Bog, 2017.7/10/deep-listening-as-philogynoir-playlists-black.
    • Holt, S. C., Chien, C.Moonlight’s Orchestral Manoeuvers: A Duet by Shakira Holt and Christopher Chien. Moonlight’s Orchestral Manoeuvers: A Duet by Shakira Holt and Christopher Chien. Sounding Out!: Sound Studies Bog, 2017.
    • Holt, S. C.”I Love to Praise His Name”: Shouting as Feminine Disruption, Public Ecstasy, and Audio-Visual Pleasure. “I Love to Praise His Name”: Shouting as Feminine Disruption, Public Ecstasy, and Audio-Visual Pleasure. Sounding Out!: Sound Studies Blog, 2012.

    Cited Research

    • Holt, S. C.On Speaking Terms: Spirituality and Sensuality in the Tradition of Modern Black Female Intellectualism. On Speaking Terms: Spirituality and Sensuality in the Tradition of Modern Black Female Intellectualism.  ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2009.
    • USC English Departmental Fellowship, 2005-2006
    • Irvine Advanced Year Fellowship, 2004-2005
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