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Akeem Muhammad

BA Candidate

Akeem Muhammad

Akeem Muhammad is from East St. Louis, IL. He volunteered during summer 2016 as Global Editorial Director with Equality for HER, a D.C. nonprofit for femme spectrum rights. He's an active member of several professional and collegiate organizations, including the Society of Professional Journalists, the German Marshall Fund's Young Transatlantic Network, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the National Communication Association. Akeem currently works as a Digital Media Consultant to the Global Director of Vertical Products for the Associated Press.


New York University

Bachelor of Arts Candidate - Performance Studies

New York, New York


Louisiana State University

English with a concentration in Creative Writing, minors in Communication Studies and Linguistics

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Awards & Distinctions

• Matt Clark Award for Poetry, Louisiana State University, 2015 - 2016
• Dean’s List, Louisiana State University, 2014 - 2015
• Black Scholar Award, Louisiana State University, 2010 - 2011 | 2014 - 2015

Works & Articles Published

• "Citizen Imitation" (A stylistic homage to Claudia Rankine) in LSU Delta Literary Journal, Volume 58 (2016)

• "Baton Rouge Protestor on Arrest: 'I didn't know if I was going to survive'" Commentary for NPR's All Things Considered


"The Price of American Freedom" Op-Ed for The Hill

"Yeah, about those Stars and Bars" Op-Ed for LSU's The Daily Reveille

Academic Presentations

• National Communication Association 102nd Annual National Convention Performance/Panel Presentation: “Black Enough: a Generational Performance on Race, Gender, and Leadership” NOVEMBER 2016 | Philadelphia, PA

• National Communication Association 101st Annual National Convention Panel Presentation: “Racy: An Image Theatre Experiment in Black and White” NOVEMBER 2015 | Las Vegas, NV

• LSU 7th Annual  Undergraduate Research Conference Paper Presentation: “Exploring the Relationship between Media, Hip Hop and 21st Century Civil Rights Movements” NOVEMBER 2015 | Baton Rouge, LA

• Louisiana Scholastic Press Association Conference 2015 Presentation Session: “The Value of Inclusive Community Engagement” NOVEMBER 2015 | Baton Rouge, LA