Profiles

Candice M. Jenkins

Associate Professor of English
Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Associate Professor of African American Studies

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Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Contemporary Black Fiction; Black Postmodernism; Gender/Sexuality Studies and African American Narrative; Black Feminist Theory and Criticism; Hip Hop and the Literary; Black Speculative Fiction

Education

  • Ph.D. Duke University; B.A. Spelman College

Distinctions / Awards

  • Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty, 2004-2005
  • Winner, William Sanders Scarborough Award for an Outstanding Scholarly Study of African American Literature or Culture, Modern Language Association

Publications

Books

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    Private Lives, Proper Relations: Regulating Black Intimacy. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Book Contributions

  • "‘A Kind of End to Blackness’: Reginald McKnight’s He Sleeps and the Body Politics of Race and Class." From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle Class Performances. Ed. Vershawn A. Young and Bridget H. Tsemo. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2011. 261-286.

Journal Articles

  • "Pure Black: Class, Color and Intraracial Politics in Toni Morrison’s Paradise." Modern Fiction Studies (Special Issue on Toni Morrison) 52.2 (2006): 270-296.

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