Candice M. Jenkins
Associate Professor of English
Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Associate Professor of African American Studies
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
- 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
Private Lives, Proper Relations: Regulating Black Intimacy. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.
"‘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.
"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.