Garrison Paige is a Lecturer at Loyola Marymount University and an expert in African American Studies.
Areas of Expertise (3)
African American Studies
We Are What We Speak: An Afrocentric Analysis of the Manifestation and Impact of Agency Reducing Identities Found on InstagramTemple University
Michael Tillotson’s Agency Reduction Formation theory is designed to expose, situate, and explain ideological trends that are intended to compel African people to distance themselves from their collective identity. Identity provides African people the internal construction to seek self-determination that allows them to strive for agency, the ability to provide the psychological and cultural resources necessary for the advancement of human freedom.