Sasha Panaram is a Ph.D. candidate in English at Duke University. She is also pursuing certificates in African and African American Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. Her research examines the relationship between black women and geography in twentieth century black diasporic literature from the United States and the Caribbean particularly how black women engage in alternative forms of cartographic production. In addition to her research, she is also interested in pedagogy and digital technologies. She’s currently at work on a digital project that considers how hashtags are utilized beyond the digital platforms they are created on and more specifically, how educators incorporate various hashtags into their teaching practices.