Rev. Dr. Stephany “Stiletto” Rose is a phenomenal poet, speaker, minister and scholar. Her interests emerge from a personal space of being an African American woman contextualized by the historical and contemporary dynamics of power and privilege operating at the crossroads of race, gender, class, sexuality, and religion that manifest in the United States and are transmitted via cultural imperialism throughout the globe. Hence, she is committed to intellectually and artistically transforming systems of domination through vital scholar-activism and spiritual practice. As a noteworthy intellectual of race and gender studies, her spiritual, scholarly, and creative being will serve well as your organization's next keynote, facilitator, or workshop trainer.
The Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs
American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountain Region
Together Colorado, Faith Leaders
The Beloved Community, Colorado Springs
Women's and Ethnic Studies
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Tenure Achieved April 2015
Black Lives Matter
Caribbean Literature and Theory
Gender and Race Theory
Global Black Women Writers
Hiphop and the Performance of Identities
Intro to Social Justice
Spiked: Spike Lee's Cinema
Women of Color Image and Voice
University of Colorado President's Fund for Humanities Recipient (2013)
UCCS Multi-cultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community, Outstanding Advisor of the Year (2012)
Sorbonne, Paris, France~Lecture: "Trekking Space: (W)e Black Studies and the Places We Will Go"
Phillips Exeter Academy~Lecture: "Race and Identity in Hip-hop"; Panel Presentation: "Reflections on Hip-hop: Present, Inheritance, and Future"
Ohio University~ Lecture: "Women and Sexuality in Hip-Hop"
Virginia State University~Keynote: 1st Annual Conference on Social Injustice
Colorado Federal Prison~Keynote: "Black History Empowers American History"
Educating Children of Color Conference~Keynote Lunch Plenary
American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountain Region--Crosswalking Experience
African Heritage Inc.~Facilitator: "Recovering from Racism: Challenges and Choices on College Campuses"
DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY WORKSHOPS
EXPERT RACE AND GENDER COMMENTARY
SPOKEN WORD PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS
2000 - 2007
Ph. D. in American Studies (2007)
Doctoral Fellow (2002-2004)
Black Graduate Student Humanitarian Award (2005)
Dissertation: The Crisis of White Imagination: Towards the Literary Abolition of Whiteness
M. A. in American Literature (2002)
Graduate Research Fellow (2000-2001)
Clark Atlana University.
1996 - 2000
B. A. in English Literature (2000)
Magna Cum Laude
Mellon/Mays UNCF Undergraduate Fellow (1998-2000)