Sherella CupidSherella Cupid 

Postdoctoral Researcher | Email: 


Sherella Cupid (Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County) studies the experiences of Black women and girls in education, with a focus on (digital) sister circles, Black doctoral women and Black faculty women, and mentorship. Currently she is creating digital sister circles, via her podcasts, Lirae Journey and Sista Docs Exhale, and other emerging projects. Learn more about her via her website

Selected Publications

Cupid, S., Marina, B., & Canton, M.E. (accepted) "Mentoring and Leadership for African American Women and Women of Color in Academia: What Have We Learned,” In Handbook of Research on Contemporary Issues in Multicultural and Global Education (Msengi, C., Lartey, G., Sprott, K., Eds.), IGI Global.

Stocks, S., Cupid, S. and Mahdi T. “Reflection, Race, and Representation: Analyzing the Magic of the Michelle Obama Effect with and for our Black Daughters,” in Michelle Obama and the FLOTUS Effect: Platform, Presence, and Agency (H. E. Harris & K. R. Moffitt, Eds.), 2019, Lexington Books, pgs 125-141.

Anderson, F., Bickel, B., Boot, L., Cupid, S., Johnson, D., and Kojzar, C., “The Art of Transformation: Cultural Organizing by Reinventing Media,” (January 2017), PUBLIC Volume 4, Issue 2, Digital Engagements: When the Virtual Gets Real.