- Ph.D. English Language and Literature – University of Virginia
- B.A. English Language and Literature – Brooklyn College
- MEMBERSHIPS: American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA); American Studies Association (ASA); Modern Language Association (MLA); MLA Commons
Donaldson, Sonya. “After the Berlin Wall: Hip Hop and the Politics of German Reunification.” Special Issue of African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal. Routledge. Florence, KY. forthcoming fall 2014.
Donaldson, Sonya. “How I Use Pinterest To Explore the Difficulties of Violence Against Black Women and Girls.” The Feminist Wire. January 21, 2014
Donaldson, Sonya. “Review: European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe” by Fatima el-Tayeb, Callaloo 36.2 Spring 2013.
Donaldson, Sonya. “Cracking the Genomics Code.” Annual Editions: Race and Ethnic Relations, 16/e. John A Kromkowski, Ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2007, pp. 118-23.
“After the Berlin Wall: Hip Hop and the Politics of German Reunification,” Remapping the Black Atlantic: (Re)writings of Race and Space, Chicago, April 2013.
“Maternal Fantasies and Transnational Bodies: Reconstructing Black German Identity in Doris McMillon’s Mixed Blessing,” Black German Heritage Association Third International Conference, Amherst, MA; August 2013.
“Reunification and Its Discontents: Brothers Keepers Issues a ‘Final Warning’ to a Multicultural Germany,” Black German Cultural Society Conference, New York, August 2012.
“Lift While You Climb: Claiming Space and Creating Community in Academia,” Keynote Speaker, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Conference, Brooklyn College 2012
“Narratives of Difference: Audre Lorde’s Role in the Afro-German Women’s Movement” Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Conference (ASWAD), Pittsburgh, November 2011.
“Dreams of America: Afro-German Narratives and the Search for Home,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Richmond, October 2011.
“Who Are You?: On Being Human in a Digital World,” and “Constructing Our Digital Selves,” University of Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), Invited Lecturer, October, 2013.
World Literature, African Diaspora Literature, Digital Humanities, Film and Music