Whaley, Ph.D., teaches in the Africana Studies Program at the University of
Arizona. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in American
Studies in 2002, a M.A. in American Studies for California State University,
Fullerton, and B.A. in American Studies from the University of California, Santa
Cruz. Dr. Whaley is a contributor to the anthologies The Legacy and the Vision:
A Critical Look at African American Fraternities and Sororities , Tamara Brown
[et al] (Kentucky 2005); and Fields Watered With Blood: Critical Essays on
Margaret Walker, Maryemma Graham ed., (Georgia 2001). Whaley has published in
the journals Contours, American Studies, and 49th Parallel. Currently, Dr.
Whaley is completing a book manuscript about the cultural and public sphere work
of Black sororities.