Kim Singletary earned her PhD in Communication from Northwestern University with a focus on visual rhetoric and critical race and ethnic studies. She received her MA from Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture, Technology program, and her BJ from the Missouri School of Journalism with a concentration in news editorial journalism.
A former Japanese Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) scholar, Dr. Singletary also conducted research as a Fulbright Fellow in Vienna, Austria, and as a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdient (DAAD) fellow in Berlin Germany. She also has worked in London, England, as a PR and Communication intern for an arts company, and completed an AIESEC traineeship in Aarhus, Denmark, where she taught ethnic marking at a local Handelsskole.
Dr. Singletary has presented her theoretical work on representations of Blackness in the global public sphere across Europe and North America. She has extensive experience giving public talks and leading workshops on race, equity, and inclusion for non-academic audiences across the United States. After more than 10 years in the classroom, she left academia for the field of educational technology before coming to the Advancing Health Equity team. She continues to publish and present her theoretical research and currently is completing her first manuscript, Blackness Personified: Images of U.S. Blackness in Contemporary German Culture (Peter Lang Press, 2024).