Cocoa M. Williams is a PhD candidate in African American Literary and Cultural Studies with a minor concentration in American Modernism and Black Diasporic Modernism at Florida State University. Her dissertation project explores the impact of museum culture on African American arts and letters. She holds a B.A. in English (2005) and a B.A. in Philosophy (2005) from Valdosta State University, and she completed an M.A. in English at Clemson University in 2007. Cocoa Williams is the recipient of the McKnight Dissertation Fellowship, P.E.O. Scholar Award, the Ruth Yost Memorial Scholarship, the Leslie N. Wilson-Auzenne Assistantship, and the Bryan Hall Teaching Award. Ms. Williams is also a published poet. Her poetry has been published in Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, Ninth Letter, College Language Association Journal and december magazine. Cocoa is currently working on a digital humanities project, which seeks to create an interactive online museum.