Assistant Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs
A former DC Rape Crisis Center community organizer, Dr. Cheers spent the last two decades working with vulnerable populations in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically she worked on issues impacting women and girls and the intersection of technology, conflict resolution, climate change and maternal health. As a scholar, her research explores the representation of black women in Hollywood and currently I'm working examining the creation, implementation and impact of Apartheid in South Africa, Namibia and Palestine.