Tony Quick is a PhD student in the Rhetoric and Professional Communication program at Iowa State University. His current research focuses on the historic intersection of U.S. electoral politics and domestic racial dynamics. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in African Diaspora Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from North Carolina State University. Outside of academia, he has served in administrative and financial accounting roles for various non-profit organizations, most recently the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine based in Washington, D.C.