Candice M. Jenkins

Associate Professor of English and African American Studies


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


African American Studies, Gender/Sexuality 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



Publication Photo

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.

Special Issues of a Journal

  • "Introduction: ‘Reading’ Hip Hop Discourse in the 21st Century." Hip Hop and the Literary. Spec. iss. of African American Review 46.1 (2013): 1-8.

Get in Touch

Search Type