headshot of Sharieka Botex, a person of color with long black hair

Sharieka Botex

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Writing Coordinator and Graduate Writing Consultant, The Writing Center @ MSU
Email: botexsha@msu.edu
Website: http://botexsha.msu.domains


Sharieka S. Botex is a second year PhD student in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Department. She is the Graduate Writing Coordinator for the Writing Center at Michigan State University, where she also works as a graduate writing consultant. Prior to attending Michigan State University, she attended East Carolina University where she graduated with an MA in English and a concentration in rhetoric and writing. She graduated with a BS degree in Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. Before her pursuits of a graduate school education, Sharieka worked as a reporter and is earned awards for some of her reporting.

Sharieka loves learning, reading, writing and engaging with people to teach and learn from and with them. Some of her interests include doing work that equips people with skills, resources and knowledge to use their writing and communication skills to help shape, guide and advance their communities, institutions, careers, and lives. Some of her other interests include literacy practices, influence, Black experiences, histories and legacies, writing centers, FYW, pedagogical approaches, social movements, social justice, Hip Hop, stories, cultures and communities. She aspires to help people access resources and opportunities that can be used to help them create, shape, enhance and define their lives, communities and institutions.


B.S., Journalism, Southern Connecticut State University

M.A., English, Rhetoric and Composition, East Carolina University

Representative Work

Botex, Sharieka, Grue, Michelle, Hatcher, Alicia, House, Eric, Roundtree, Sherita. Introduction by Alexander Hidalgo (moderator). (2020). Academic #Black Lives Matter: Black Faculty and Graduate Students Tell Their Stories. Constellations: A Cultural Rhetorics Publishing Space. Conversations, issue 3 24, June 2020. Retrieved from, https://constell8cr.com/issue-3/academic-blacklivesmatter-black-faculty-and-graduate- students-tell-their-stories/

Botex, Sharieka. (2020). Review of Kana Hatakeyam’s okaason (mom). Developmentally Edited by Alexander Hidalgo. Copy Edited and Posted by Sophie Schmidt. Retrieved from, https://agnesfilms.com/reviews/review-of-kana-hatakeyamas-okaasan-mom/

Botex, Sharieka. (2019) “It’s Not Me, It’s You: Considering the Worthy Sacrifice Hip Hop Artists Need to Make to Reclaim the Heart of Hip Hop, Its People.”