Two new books include the work of Samford University Visiting Assistant Professor of Print Journalism Idrissa N. Snider. Snider's chapter on “Michelle Obama: Self-Defined, Between a Rock & a New Place” will be included in the forthcoming book Womanist Ethical Rhetoric: A Call for Liberation and Social Justice in Turbulent Times. A new book by Samford education professor Clara Gerhardt– Families in Motion: Dynamics in Diverse Contexts– includes Snider’s essay, “The pearl Necklace: A Story of Resilience and Empowerment”.
Snider joined Samford’s faculty in 2019, bringing with her a scholarly interest in rhetorical criticism and womanist studies. Her primary focus in research deals with examining black women’s resistance towards controlling images. She is especially attentive to studying modes of empowerment through acts of self-defining.