PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY WRITING
August 28, 2022. “Netflix’s ‘Love Is Blind’ divorces highlight the reality behind this dating ‘experiment’.” NBC News.
November 2, 2020. “Understanding Kamala Harris, the Great Multiracial (Black) Hope.” Bitch Media.
December 12, 2019. “Yay, Us? In the World of mixed-ish, Colorblindness Is the Same as Anti-Racism.” Bitch Media.
November 4, 2019. “Color or Culture? Multiracial Women and Interracial Dating.” Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions Blog.
March 2019. “ASA Adds Pronoun Query to Annual Meeting Registration.” Footnotes.
December 1, 2017. “Racial (Dis)harmony: The Overestimated Post-Racial Power of Meghan Markle.” Bitch Media.
February 24, 2016. “Dating in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter.” Racism Review.
June 2015. “Experiential Knowledge in the Writing Center: From a Black Feminist Perspective.” South Central Writing Center Association (SCWCA) Newsletter.
November 7, 2015. “Modern Romance and the Glaring Absence of Race.” Racism Review.
May 20, 2015. “The Problem with ALL Lives Matter.” Racism Review.
June 9, 2014. “On Cowards, Think Pieces, and #HashtagActivism.” UTAustinSOC: Graduate Sociology Blog.
COVERAGE OF RESEARCH/MEDIA INTERVIEWS
February 14, 2023. Interviewed/research covered for Bay Area KALW’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar. Featured on the segment “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s history & race policies force Professors to cancel or change their classes.”
February 9, 2023. Interviewed for Queerful by Winnie McCroy. Featured in “Unsafe Words Pushes Back Against Mainstream Sexual Constraints.”
January 26, 2023. Quoted in/research covered in “Is #MeToo Lacking a Queer, Racially Diverse Focus? These Essayists Say Yes.” by Sarah Bricker Hunt for Pride Source.
January 3, 2023. Featured in “‘It’s making us more ignorant’: Governor Ron DeSantis’s anti-critical-race-theory legislation is already changing how professors in Florida teach”/“Muzzled by DeSantis, Critical Race Theory Professors Cancel Courses or Modify Their Teaching” by Daniel Golden for The Atlantic/ProPublica.
September 10, 2022. Quoted in “Una década de Tinder, la app que convirtió en un juego el buscar pareja (A decade of Tinder, the app that made finding a partner a game)” by Sarah Yáñez-Richards for EFE.
July 8, 2022. Quoted in “Juneteenth” film segment for America’s Black Forum with Marc Morial (airing on Tallahassee’s WTWC/NBC).
February 17, 2022. Quoted in “‘Love Bombing,’ ‘Weaponized Incompetence’ and the Internet’s Overuse of Psychology Buzzwords” by Logan Mahan for Inside Hook.
February 4, 2022. Quoted in “If Everything Is ‘Trauma’, Is Anything?” by Jessica Bennett for The New York Times.
November 1, 2021. Quoted in “Census: Florida’s historically Black neighborhoods diversifying” by Kate Cimini for Fort Myers News-Press.
August 5, 2021. Quoted in “Struggles of parenting biracial children in a society that mostly just sees black and white” film segment with Anthony Hill for Tampa’s ABC Action News.
July 27, 2021. Guest researcher on SAGE for Sociology [podcast]. Featured on “Teaching Sociology – Teaching Sexualities” with Jamie Panzarella, ASA Publications Manager.
July 14, 2021. Quoted in “How to deal with racial micro aggressions from your partner’s family” by Melissa Pandika for Mic.
July 1, 2021. Quoted in “Are your dating preferences racist?” by Melissa Pandika for Mic.
June 17, 2021. Quoted in “Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom and Equality” film segment for Radar Telemundo series Radar 2021 with Gabriela Fresquez.
June 4, 2021. Quoted in “What It Means to Be White Passing if You’re BIPOC, According to Experts” by Taylyn Washington-Harmon for Health.
May 27, 2021. Quoted in “We Need to Teach the Truth About System Racism, Say Educators” by Brenda Álvarez for NEA Today.
March 4, 2021. Interviewed/research covered for Our True Colors [podcast] with Shawna Gann. Featured in “Dr. Shantel Buggs on Dating, Technology, and What’s to Come for DEI”.
February 21, 2021. Featured in “Faculty Spotlight” for The Medallion. Florida State University Undergraduate Honors Program.
February 9, 2021. Quoted in “‘Economic justice is inextricably linked to racial justice’: How to make Black History Month a lifelong effort to learn and evolve” by Meera Jagannathan for Market Watch.
September 14 and 21, 2020. Interviewed/research covered for Success in Black and White [podcast] with April and Darryl Lovett. Featured on “Episode 95: A Convo About (Mixed) Race with Dr. Buggs (Part 1 of 2)” and “Episode 96: A Convo About (Mixed) Race with Dr. Buggs (Part 2 of 2).”
June 16, 2020. Interviewed/research covered for SparkDialog [podcast] with Elizabeth Fernandez. Featured on “Episode 84: The Coronavirus, Social Media, Online Dating, and Black Lives Matter“
June 8, 2020. Campus activism covered in “FSU’s black professors embrace students, promote anti-racist steps on campus” by Byron Dobson for the Tallahassee Democrat.
April 27, 2020. Research/award covered in “Professor earns 2020 Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation” by Mark Blackwell Thomas for Florida State University News.
November 15, 2019. Interviewed/research covered in “Color, culture, or cousin: FSU researcher explores interracial dating” by Kara Irby for Florida State University News.
July 30, 2019. Quoted in “‘You Have to Provide Evidence’: A Journal Article on Black Lives Matter Draws Scholarly Fire” by Emma Pettit for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
March 6, 2019. Interviewed/research covered for The Stoop [podcast] with Leila Day and Hana Baba. Featured on “Episode 25: You may not get it, but I love you“
October 4, 2018. Quoted in “Culture of convenience: How technology is changing the way people order food” with Alicia Turner for Tallahassee’s WCTV.
May 4, 2018. Quoted in “May the Fourth Be with You: The Powerful Women of Star Wars” with Valerie Mills for Tallahassee’s WXTL.
May 2, 2018. Quoted in “FSU celebrates 40 years of African American Studies” by Kara Irby and Rob Nixon for Florida State University News.
February 28, 2018. Interviewed/research covered for Bay Area KALW’s Crosscurrents with Hana Baba. Featured on “How interracial relationships are faring in the era of Black Lives Matter.”
February 8, 2018. Quoted in “Multicultural Leadership Summit rethinks diversity” by Talise Burton for Florida State University News.
March 21, 2017. Quoted in “Why black women and Asian men are at a disadvantage when it comes to online dating” by Sofi Papamarko for The Toronto Star.
February 14, 2016. Interviewed/research covered for Boston’s 88.9 WERS FM’s You Are Here with Rebecca Abrego. Featured on segment “Who’s Getting What Out of Tinder?”
December 7, 2022. Research talk for Sociology Days series, “Love, Sex, and Double Bis: Race and Gender in Queer Multiracial Women’s Online Dating Experiences.” Video provided by Hunter College Department of Sociology.
November 6, 2021. Interview with IMPAKT TV (Episode #24) for IMPAKT Festival 2021 “Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies).” Video provided by IMPAKT TV.
June 24, 2021. Panelist for “The Dating Divide”, for the Centre for Digital Inquiry’s Summer of Love series. Video provided by the University of Warwick Centre for Digital Inquiry.
January 19, 2021. Florida State University’s 33rd Annual MLK Jr. Celebration, “The Black Women in Our Lives.” Plenary panelist with Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. Video provided by the FSU Center for Leadership and Social Change.
February 19, 2020. “#CarefreeBlackGirls: Creating Online Community as a Means of Survival” (as part of the University of Kentucky Year of Equity series). Video provided by University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences.
February 27, 2018. #Kerner50 panelist for “America from 1968 to 2018: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t.” Video provided by UC Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society.