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Charlesia McKinney

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Qualitative Research Method/ologies
  • Black & Feminist Literacies, Methodologies, Rhetorics, and Pedagogies 
  • Pleasure Literacies, Pedagogies of Pleasure, Black Feminist Pleasure Politics 


  • PhD in English, University of Kansas (2022) 
  • BA in English, Kansas State University (2014)

Courses Taught

  • English/GWS 280: Black Women Writers
  • English 350: Feminism and Fairy Tales 
  • English 396 [Honors Seminar]: Pleasure in Pop Culture
  • English 481: Introduction to Composition Theory and Practice
  • English/GWS 583: Queer Pedagogies 
  • English 584: Feminist Rhetorics and Methods 
  • English 591 [Independent Study]: Introduction to Literacy Studies

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, English

Recent Publications

McKinney, C. (2018). Reassessing Intersectionality: Affirming Difference in Higher Education. Composition Forum, 39.

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