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Dr. Trudi L. Perkins

Scholar-Activist, Racism Awareness Development Coach, and Researcher


​Dr. Trudi L. Perkins is the founder and CEO of Momentum Enterprises, which partners with organizations across all industries to facilitate equitable solutions to today’s most challenging racism issues. For the past decade, Dr. Perkins has explored how the use of creative speculative frameworks and emergent strategies can play a crucial role in influencing racial change.

Dr. Trudi has always been troubled by the injustices exhibited in society and has stayed steadfast in her social justice and anti-racism focus. As a self-professed bookworm, she recognizes that it is not a coincidence that her love for knowledge and her passion for social and racial justice have come together in the form of this work of anti-racism awareness development.

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Dr. Trudi Perkins boasts an impressive educational background that has laid the foundation for her success in the field of education. She earned her Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership from the prestigious University of Southern California, where she honed her leadership skills and deepened her understanding of educational systems. Prior to that, she attained a Master of Science (M.S.) in Education Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University, showcasing her commitment to leveraging technology for effective learning environments. Dr. Perkins holds a Master of Arts (M.A.) in English from National University, demonstrating her expertise in language and literature. Her academic journey began at Antioch University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Studies with a focus on Creative Writing, laying the groundwork for her passion for creativity and critical thinking in education.

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Dr. Trudi Perkins has been shaping young minds since 2006 as an English Language Arts and Game Design Pathway Teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Additionally, she has worked with the University of California Curriculum Integration program created by the University of California Office of the President where she developed and received state's A through G approval for a high school English course called Writing Games for Social Change. Doctor Perkins continues to infuse these creative elements into her present work. Dr. Perkins' commitment to educational and leadership change is most evident in her pioneering research and educational programs that apply a critical fusion approach to creating and facilitating racism awareness development.

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  • Perkins, Trudi. (2023). " Heuristics and anti-racism methodologies: Exploring possibilities for shifting anti-racist education and research paradigms." Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy. Henry Stewart Publications, Vol. 7, 2 1–15

  • Perkins, Trudi. (2021). “Speculative methods: Conceptualising a theoretical framework for reimagining racism awareness in education”. Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy. Henry Stewart Publications, Vol.6,(1) 1-7.

  • Perkins, Trudi. (2021). “Centring anti-Black Racism: Developing racial knowledge as stance”. Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy. Henry Stewart Publications, Vol. 5, (2) 129-142.

  • Perkins, Trudi. (2021). “There’s going to be an elephant on your campus: Addressing the unspoken challenge of privileged students”.

  • Perkins, Trudi (2020). Dissertation. “Out of the darkness into the marvelous light: An exploration of anti-Black racism awareness in teacher education

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