As a scholar, my research agenda is guided by the single, undergirding question: “How have Black people, across time and space, transmitted their knowledge to others?”. Ultimately, this is a question about how education has worked successfully in spaces not usually considered by educational researchers. Specifically, Pogue explores the roles of education, literacy, and pedagogy in communities and community institutions including spiritual families, Hip Hop Based Education classrooms, and rites-of-passage programs.
I am currently working on a book-length manuscript that explores the relationship(s) between Black communities, Black spirituality, and literacy traditions. For this project, I employ African Diaspora Participatory Literacy Communities and the African Diaspora as major conceptual frameworks.
Teaching in the Urban South, or TITUS, is a non-profit initative started in Atlanta, Georgia to reclaim Black historical models to improve community-school-university partnerships for the good of all students. My current research seeks to document this intiative and its impact on local communities.
I currently serve as curator for The HBCU Syllabus--a living, breathing document designed to provide information and resources about Historically Black Colleges and Universities.