• B.A., Johnson C. Smith University 2012
  • M.A., Ohio State University 2015
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University 2020


Goins specializes in Black Brazilian epistemologies and pedagogies of antiracism and empowerment. She researches with teacher-activists to learn the ways in which they advocate for Black empowerment and anti-racism in and out of schools. Her dissertation explored Brazilian afro hair activists as developers and deployers of Black feminist epistemology and pedagogy. Goins also researches Black feminist approaches to mentoring. She theorizes the concept of “Black femtoring” to describe transnational practices that nurture and sustain Black scholars throughout their academic careers. Goins has published on femtoring in critical multicultural spaces. She has also published on contemporary apartheid in U.S. schools, anti-Blackness in Dominican political poetry, and immigrant children and families.