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It's a pleasure to welcome you into my space! My name is Dr. Joy Cox. I received my Ph.D. in Communication from Rutgers University in 2018 with an emphasis on organizational communication and its impact on marginalized groups.

I consider myself a social justice advocate as I use my skill set in research and leadership to foster social change by promoting REAL diversity and inclusion initiatives. Much of my work has focused on matters of intersectionality addressing race, body size, accessibility, and "health" within the context of body acceptance and fat liberation. 

I have over 10 years of experience in qualitative and quantitative research, utilizing methods in interviewing, surveys, experiments, participant observations, focus groups, and photovoice. I have led research projects as well as served on teams. I also have experience in teaching, workshop facilitation and public speaking. 

In addition to research and teaching, I hosted the Fresh Out the Cocoon podcast, showcasing the lived experiences of fat Black womxn and femmes. In 2020, I published a book! Fat Girls in Black Bodies was released in stores on September 29th! You can order now here

I hope you enjoy your time here! Feel free to browse the links, check out my CV, or drop me a line via the contact form below if you're interested in working together.

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