About

I’m the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Fisk University, having earned my Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University in 2020. As an interdisciplinary scholar of higher education, African American literature, politics, and intellectual history, my research focuses on leadership at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). My work has been featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and I’ve given invited talks at a number of institutions, including Morehouse College and the Virginia Theological Seminary. 

Education

Ph.D. in English, Vanderbilt University

B.A. in Literature, American University

Publications

Kabugi, Magana J. and Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo. Book review of “Who Writes for Black Children? African American Children’s Literature before 1900.” Nineteenth-Century Literature, vol. 74, no. 2, Sept. 2019, pp. 255258.

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    College Language Association

    Modern Language Association

    African American Intellectual History Society

    Kenya Scholars Association

    National Association of Black Journalists

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