Dill's research focuses on addressing health inequities and fostering protective factors among urban Black girls and other youth of color. Overarching themes in Dill's writings include violence prevention, resilience, and wellness. Using qualitative and arts-based research methods, Dill has a commitment to transdisciplinary research. Guided by Black Feminist epistemologies, her recent scholarship examines police violence as a public health issue. Dill was a Fellow at the Democratizing Knowledge Institute, Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Burch Minority Leadership Development Program, and Public Health Critical Race Praxis Institute.
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This article offers "participatory narrative analysis" as a method for engaging and empowering research participants as co-researchers of study themes relating to their own lives. The article presents poems-as-data and provides examples of this poetry.
This article centers Black Feminist theory as essential in public health research and practice. The article introduces a special issue of a journal focusing on Black girls' and women's health.
Demonstrates how a community-based organization supports young people in leveraging educational and professional networks.
This paper examines Black girls' use of poetry to understand and heal from dating violence.
This article examines the role of spirituality, not religion, in the lives of urban Black youth. Participants in the study detail how they rely on dimensions of spirituality as coping mechanisms.
This article describes how queer migrants and asylum seekers in Johannesburg, South Africa engage in poetry writing to make sense of their daily lives. The poetry created and described explore themes of migration, xenophobic and homophobic violence, and citizenship and citizen-making.