Dr. Idrissa N. Snider is committed to educating and inspiring others to excellence. Her scholarly interests lie in the areas of Rhetorical Criticism and Womanist Studies. Snider’s primary focus in research examines black women’s resistance to controlling images and stereotypes. She is also attentive to studying modes of empowerment through acts of self-defining. Dr. Snider taught several African American studies & communications themed courses at major universities and colleges throughout the state and was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Samford University.
She earned her doctoral degree at Wayne State University (2019), located in Detroit, MI, and holds a Master of Arts & Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Communications Management (2014). She received her bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University in Film and Journalism (2004).
Before attending GSU, she enrolled at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa during her freshman and sophomore years. Idrissa is a proud graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, where she majored in Visual Artistry during high school.
Before starting a career in academia, Snider worked a variety of public relations and television production jobs. She is a writer at heart and frequently manuscripts an opinion column for The Birmingham Times. Dr. Snider owns and operates ISArt Consulting & Writing Services, LLC, which is committed to assisting educational institutions, organizations, and businesses by providing training and informative resources for tackling systemic disparities. Dr. Snider's passion for the community is evident in her work with schools, non-profits, organizations, and boards.
In her spare time, she paints and writes poetry. Snider also loves fashion and interior design. Most importantly, Idrissa is a dedicated wife and mother of two sons and is determined to make a difference in her community.