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Carmin's poetry, plays, and research engage with transnational Black identities through written and oral literature. Specifically, her research is concerned with written and spoken word poetries in the US and Caribbean. 

She has co-founded the Digital Poetry Archive, supported by  Digital Poetry archive seeks to engage with the writings of late 19th/early 20th century Black women poets to reinterpret and make accessible historical texts and bring together poetry and poets from the past and present.


Carmin is also currently working on: 

  1. Transcribing and anthologizing the selected writings of  Dr. Melvin B. Tolson 

  2. Black History in Centre Country, PA (Underground Railroad Project)

  3. Center for Digital Black Research #DigBlk (Black Women's Organizing Archive)

Her research trip to Conakry, Guinea has been supported with a grant from the Africana Research Center at Penn State.

Carmin's scholarly papers have been accepted for presentation at:

  • 2020 (CSA) Caribbean Studies Association

    • Presentation titled, ​“Dub & Slam Poetry: Studying Performance-Poetry in the U.S. & Caribbean.”

  • 2020 (CLA) College Language Association

    • Presentation titled, “Poetry for the Ears: Exploring Orature through Digital Humanities”​

  • 2019 (GCACWT) Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers 

    • Presentation titled,, “The Pedagogy of Poetry: A Millennial Perspective.”

  • 2019 (RAMP) Research Association of Minority Professors

    • Her presentation, "Blackness, Literature, and Sustainability: Disassembling Colonialism in a Postcolonial Society," was awarded a first place prize

Research: Text
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