Dr. Marla Rochelle Goins

Internship Coordinator

Dr. Marla Roschelle Goins is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at the College of Wooster. She earned her PhD in Teaching and Learning, with a concentration in Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education, and her master’s in Comparative African Diaspora Studies, from The Ohio State University. She earned her bachelor of arts in English and Spanish from the historically Black Johnson C. Smith University. Dr. Goins’s research explores transnational Black feminism, Black education and activism in Brazil, critical pedagogy, and equity in teacher education. Previously, she lived in São Paulo City, while learning how Black Brazilian teacher-activists encouraged antiracism through promoting the embrace of afro hair. Dr. Goins strives to connect with and learn from Black communities around the world.