Research/Creative Interests

Dr. Layne’s work emerges from the intersections of race and criminal  justice,  policing, mass Incarceration,  disability and Black female rebellion. Students interested in the engaged study and research  in these areas and the exploration of South African society, Caribbean, African-American, and African literatures, Black musical traditions spanning the Negro Spiritual to hip hop,  the American with Disabilities Act, student access and success are invited to reach out.

Research/Creative Needs

Data collection and analysis, coding,  database building,  ethnographic work and co-authoring opportunities.

Mentoring Style

  • Typically one-on-one
  • One-on-one or in small groups, depending on the project
  • I typically co-mentor with another faculty mentor
  • I typically collaborate with faculty from other institutions or other experts in the field to mentor students

Currently looking for a student to apply and work in these programs:

  • Any program/opportunity
  • Lumen Prize application
  • Endowed Grant

I can mentor a student enrolled in 4998/4999 hours during these semesters:

  • Fall 2023
  • Summer Session I 2024
  • Spring 2024
  • Email me to ask

Student Qualifications

  • I am particularly interested in mentoring students from marginalized groups and first generation students, but all students are welcome to reach out.
  • Criminal justice and AAASE minors, WGSS, English majors/minors with concentrations in Literature and Creative Writing, Secondary Education majors, and the curious student with a love for learning more about themselves and generating activist research would be terrific candidates.

Little Bit More Info:

Even if we do not work together in the research setting, I’d love to meet you!

Interested? Please email me to request more information.