Who am I?: I am a lover of faith, culture, African diaspora studies, world languages, and social justice. I cross borders, barriers, and barrios to actively engage the work of equity and inclusion. I am a frequent public speaker (see testimonials here) who is energized by presenting research on the African diaspora and diversity. I am also a writer and essayist. Life has given me an abundance of material; therefore, I write about what I see, live, and breathe. I pray that my work will heal divisions and mend brokenness. Click here to read more (biography 2nd paragraph).
My work often expounds upon the following topics.
Mission: May my work and my voice bring freedom to just one, be it through social justice, academic freedom, literary freedom, spiritual freedom, mental freedom, artistic freedom or otherwise.
Krishauna published a chapter in the textbook Intercultural Communication for Global Engagement. Her chapter is titled Enacting agency: From culture shock to cultural broker. The full citation follows.
Hines-Gaither, K. (2017). Enacting agency: From culture shock to cultural broker. In R. Williams Davis & A. Patterson-Masuko (Eds.), Intercultural Communication for Global Engagement, (227-233). (2nd Ed.). Iowa: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
Krishauna gave a presentation to Karen Spira's spanish class on the Afro-Cuban poet, Nicolás Guillén's Motivos de Son.
Date: November 28, 2017
"Thank you so much for a compelling and enlightening presentation today. You taught my students so much about Nicolás Guillén, and I especially appreciated how you updated his message about black bodies through referencing contemporary movements in Cuba and the Dominican Republic." Dr. Karen Spira
Krishauna conducted a diversity and inclusion training for Habitat for Humanity Staff.
Date: November 9, 2017
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro
603-B North Elm St
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CAROLINA (FLANC) (Oct. 20-21, 2017)
Session Title: ¡Fuera de aqui–!: School-Community Partnerships as Platform for Language Learning|Schedule: Friday 1:30-2:20|Presenter: Krishauna Hines-GaitherDescription: Do you ever get tired of looking at those same four walls? Well, look no further! This session offers innovative ideas for cultivating school-community partnerships. The presenter & her students will discuss partnerships with the local community, universities abroad, social media outlets, K-12 schools, and colleges and universities. Perhaps you are satisfied within those four walls. That's fine, too. Presenters will also share how you can forge collaborations without ever leaving your building.
Session Title: A is for Africa: Incorporating Afro-Latino & Afro-Francophone Lessons|Presenter: Krishauna Hines-Gaither|Schedule: Friday 4:00-4:50
Description: As 21st century classrooms become more diverse, the world language classroom is an ideal site for incorporating culturally responsive pedagogy. Topics related to race are often omitted from world language textbooks. This session will give educators practical ideas for incorporating dynamic Afro-Latino & Afro-Francophone lessons at all levels. The presenter will give a highly interactive& informative presentation. Receive innovative NEW lessons today that can be used first thing Monday morning!
Krishauna and Guilford College community members will present the following presentation: Afro-Latinx Cultural Heritage: Facing Blackness. SEE FLIER
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Location: Guilford College, Founders Hall, Gilmer Room
Free and open to public.
Krishauna will facilitate a discussion on the Chalottesville, VA riot to a consortium of local houses of worship. She will offer tools for church leadership to be able to organize similar conversations for their congregations. Organized by Jen Barber, of FREE Life Group. September 18, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm, Agape Faith Church.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Presentation Title: - Impact African-American Students through Culturally Responsive Lessons
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM; Friday, November 18, 2016
Location: Westin Boston Waterfront, Paine
Role: Session Presenter
AM I MY SISTERS KEEPER?
Robin Buckrham, Guilford Preparatory Academy
Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither, Salem College
Dr. Tracey Helton Lewis, Pilot Mountain Middle School
Dr. Ashauna Harris, Harris Consulting, LLC.
Women in Educational Leadership Symposium | Appalachian State University | Sept 30- Oct 2, 2016
Presentation Description: Navigating academia brings unique challenges for African-American women. Creating a community-centered environment can assist graduate students [and academicians] in successfully navigating the intellectual and emotional learning process (Bettez, 2011). In this presentation, we will present concrete strategies for building a network of support among African-American women that yields dynamic results. This network exemplifies the tenets of Black Feminist Thought (Hill Collins, 2008) where Black womens experiences and community building are brought to the center of the research process. The strategies presented in this study are valuable and applicable to doctoral students, researchers, academicians, and educators who seek to support African-American women scholars.
World Language Summit | Winston-Salem State University | September 16, 2016
The Department of World Languages and Cultures in partnership with Enrollment Management/Academic Services at Winston-Salem State University is hosting a World Language Summit on the university's campus. Krishauna will serve as the keynote speaker. As plans unfold more details will be posted.
2016 Conference on Second Languages and Cultures | Poster Session Title: Afro-Garífuna Women of Guatemala: Stories of Resistance and Pride | June 17, 2016, 7-9:00pm
Krishauna presented recent interviews conducted with Afro-Garífuna women of Livingston and Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. The Garífunas are descendants of Africans who were trafficked during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The vessel transporting them shipwrecked in the Caribbean islands and the surviving Africans escaped. They soon aligned with the indigenous inhabitants of the islands. After centuries of battles and conflicts with the indigenous people, the Spanish, the English, and the French, the Garífunas were banished from St. Vincent and relocated to Central America in the 1790s. The Garífunas have maintained the distinct language, culture, and customs of their ancestors. Come hear this fascinating account of lesser-known Latin-American history.
Krishauna will give the following presentation at the annual conference of the Foreign Language Association of NC.
Schedule: Saturday, October 24, 2015 8:30AM-9:20AM (Round 6); Title: Recharge Your Battery Here: Plug in to Innovative Language Lessons!
Presenter: Krishauna Hines-Gaither, Salem College
Description: Engage diverse learners with multicultural lessons. Tried, true, and NEW methods for all levels (technology, games, poetry, film, music, oral, aural, kinesthetic and more). Keep 'em movin', keep 'em speakin', keep'em learnin'! No expertise needed, only a heart to reach all-teach all. Learn to incorporate fun & engaging activities as well as culturally thematic units. BONUS! Also receive innovative ideas on Afro-Hispanic & Afro-Francophone units. Come today, use tomorrow!
Focus: Spanish, French
Audience: Elementary, Middle, Secondary, College/University, Supervisor
Language of presentation: English
Krishauna's paper, Afro-Cubans, African-Americans, Creoles and Cajuns: An Afro-Cubanas journey from Cuba to New Orleans, has been accepted for presentation at the Seventy-Fourth Annual Convention of the College Language Association (CLA). www.clascholars.org
Conference is hosted by Tulane University, March 26-29, 2014, in New Orleans, LA. The selected venue is the New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center.
Krishauna is making arrangements to present at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx, NY on January 31, 2014. www.ecfs.org
Theme: Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity related to the concept of humor: How to navigate humor when interacting with international cultures.
October 12, 2013 Annual Fall Conference of the Foreign Language Association of N.C.
Presentation Date: September 25, 2013
Presentation Title: The Afro-Mexican Presence in Winston-Salem
Coordinator: Invited by Dr. Uchenna Vasser, Department of World Languages. "Quiero decir mil gracias por venir a visitarnos. Espero que lo hagamos de Nuevo" (Thank you so much for coming to visit us. I hope that we collaborate again soon.) Dr. Vasser
Salem student, Sara Lee Tolbert, assisted me with the presentation. She shared her experiences as a mixed raced woman ( Puerto Rican/Boricua Mother, Liberian Father).
Ohio Wesleyan University, April 25, 2013 at 7pm
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"I am so glad that Krishauna came to OWU. She provided an exciting and invigorating presentation -- a refreshing repose from the standard academic talk!" Dr. David Walker, OWU
Reedy Presentation Date: March 21, 2013
Reedy Creek Middle School, Cary, NC (Wake County)
Reynolds Presentation Date: October 25 & October 30, 2012. (2-3 presentations each day)
Reynolds High School, WSFCS (Forsyth County): Click here for article related to the presentation
January 12, 2013, University of NC at Chapel Hill
Session Title: Community building in the graduate school classroom (tentative title)
Lead Presenter: Dr. Silvia Bettez (UNCG); Krishauna will be a co-presenter along with other UNCG graduate students
Presentation Title: Afro-latinx cultural heritage
Save the Date: September 25th, 2012, Winston-Salem, NC; CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON PG. 6
Afro-Latinx presentation at Salem College
Testimonial: Te felicito por tu presentación inconmensurable! No solamente has tenido un aforo repleto, sino que además, has conseguido mantener al público totalmente interesado con tu información pero también, tu sentido del humor y la interacción con las alumnas- Dr. Ana León-Távora.
(I applaud you for an unbelievable presentation! You not only had standing room only, but furthermore you managed to keep the audience completely engaged with your information, but also with your sense of humor and interaction with the students.) Dr. Ana León-Távora.
Save the Date: October, 31, 2012, Seattle, Washington (AESA, American Educational Studies Association), The Grand Hyatt Seattle
Session Title: The Browning of the United States: Examining Increasingly Complex Identity Politics and Inter/Intragroup Relations of Brown, Black, and Brown-Black People
Krishauna's Paper Title: The Intersectionality of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender: The Lived Experiences of Afro-Latina Women
Krishauna's Co-presenters' Titles: Beauty Beyond the Big Screen: How the Image of American Beauty affects the social identity of Black women (LaWanda Wallace); Sociologically Interpreting Blacks and Latinas/os Relationships (Cherise Childers-McKee)
Speaking Engagements Brochure for World Languages: Krishauna Hines-Gaither-Speaking Engagements
Speaking Engagements Brochure for Diversity and Inclusion: Krishauna Hines-Gaither-Speaking Engagements
(Kinkaid School.pdf) Click previous link for testimonial from The Kinkaid School, Texas (The year before Krishauna was invited, the Kinkaid speaker was Tony Plana (from television series, Ugly Betty), so needless to say, she was honored to be selected as their speaker the following year.
KRISHAUNA'S HONORABLE MENTIONS
KRISHAUNA'S DISSERTATION WINS EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AWARD FROM UNCG DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Performing original song written & arranged by Krishauna Hines-Gaither, while reciting Nicolás Guillén's Sensemayá.
(L-R) Achlaï Ernest Wallace, Kenny Wallace, Krishauna Hines-Gaither, Julián Gaither
Krishauna with students from HOLA, the Hispanic Club at Salem College.
The following quote guides my teaching practice at Salem College
"I pray for all of us the strength to teach our students what they must
learn, and the humility and wisdom to learn from them so that we might better
teach." Lisa Delpit
This is not an exhaustive list, but these are they who had an early impact on my writing.
Krishauna with Dr. Maya Angelou Krishauna with Esmeralda Santiago