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Graduate Teaching Assistants

Jerry 'Kiko' Scruggs

Jerry 'Kiko' Scruggs is originally from Franklin, Tennessee. He graduated with his first Master's degree in Teaching Foreign Languages (with a concentration in Spanish) at Middle Tennessee State University in 20jscrugg907. Recently, he obtained his second Master's in Spanish/Latin American Literature at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. His field of research is related to the evolution of the black and mulatto male protagonist from 19th to 21st century in Latin America. He has been an adjunct professor of Spanish for eight years at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tennessee. On April 5, 2011 he gave a two-hour lecture on Post colonialism in Latin America and the United States after several months of research. The lecture was part of the Humanities Lecture Series at Columbia State Community College. The topics of this lecture ranged from U.S. Supreme Court cases and government policies pertaining to the "one-drop rule" and the idea that Brazil being a 'racial democracy' is a myth. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jenna and his 3-year-old son Anthony Marcel. articipated in a number of national and international conferences.

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