La’Nora graduated from the University of Houston in 2016 with a BA in History. She is a fifth-year doctoral student whose field of focus is 20th century African American history. La’Nora is broadly interested in the intersections of Black Power, Black Feminist and Black student organizing in the Post-War South. She particularly explores Black women’s activism and organizing as well as the politicization and mobilization of historically Black colleges and universities in the 20th century Black Student Movement. Her dissertation surveys campus organizing and activism at Spelman college from the mid-20th to early 21st centuries. It examines how Spelman campus activists reconceptualized ideals of Black womanhood as well as utilized campus space and resources to contest racism and patriarchy in higher education and broader American society.