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Dr. Kimberly Broughton

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Dr. Kimberly Broughton received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University with a certification in African American Studies. Her research interests centers around Digital Rhetorics, Black Liberation Rhetoric, DEI efforts, and the retention of Black students. Currently,  Dr. Broughton is working to expand her research on kinship systems and its influence on the retention of Black students in academia, while simultaneously serving as a UX Writer for an investment firm based in North Carolina.


In the creative vein, Dr. Broughton is the founder and sole operator of KBM where she partners with minority creators to produce meaningful content. She has extensive experience as a content developer and writer, and uses her skills to provide services such as ideation sessions, workflow optimization, video editing, and livestream management. Ultimately, she is committed to creating space and resources for minority creators to generate culture-enriching content. Stay connected to learn more. 

All in all, Dr. Broughton is a social scientist. She welcomes the challenge of pursuing meaningful human and relational problems. This typically unfolds through formal and informal ethnographic research across mediums and disciplines. From academia to tech, she's used acquired skills to clearly communicate complex principles to, for, and about people through research, writing, presenting, video creation, and other creative and digital methods. 

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