Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis
Affectionately known as "Dr. Goddess," Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. is a Scholar of American and Africana Studies, an award-winning Performing Artist, Activist and Entrepreneur who loves Technology and Social Media. Her work on American Studies, History, Women's Studies, Theater and Popular Culture can be found in The Paradox of Loyalty: An African American Response to the War on Terror by Third World Press. A published author, speaker and producer, she has been on NPR Radio, BBC_WHYS Radio, Voices of Russia Radio, MomsRising Radio and Sirius/XM Radio. Her work is found in The Pittsburgh City Paper, on Alternet.org, Salon.com, Ebony.com, TheLoop21.com, BlackEnterprise.com, MSNBC.com, and more!
Dr. Goddess has been awarded the YWCA's Racial Justice Award, the Thomas Merton Center's "New Person" Award and a Teaching Award from the University of Pittsburgh. As a Creative Organizer, she has successfully won the "Raise Your Hand! No Casino on the Hill" Campaign, helped with the first Community Benefits Agreement for the State of Pennsylvania, ran RootsCamp Pennsylvania 2010 and is the Social Media Consultant for a number of campaigns, including the "Are You For Fannie Lou (Hamer)?" Statue Campaign. “Dr. Goddess” is also a Social Media Director for Issues and electoral campaigns, a Trainer for Democracy for America's "War for Women", the Co-host of the live panel turned web series, "Ask a Sista: Black Women Muse on Politics, Policy, Pop Culture and Scholarship", and a Nightly Trial Analyst on SiriusXM's "Make It Plain" Channel 127 with Mark Thompson for the George Zimmerman trial. A popular speaker and presenter, Dr. Goddess was named one of the top "People of Color Impacting the Social Web," one of the "Top Ten Creative Women in Social Media" and one of the "Most Influential Black Women on Twitter." Naturally, she is now writing a book on "The Bombastic Brilliance of Black Twitter" and has become a staple at such conferences as Netroots Nation, Blogging While Brown, Blogalicious, Black Thought 2.0 (Duke University) BlogHer and South by Southwest (SXSW). She can be found at http://drgoddess.com and @drgoddess.