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Charlesia McKinney

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Black/Feminist Literacies, Methodologies, Rhetorics, and Pedagogies 

Pleasure Literacies

Pedagogies of Pleasure 

Black Feminist Pleasure Politics 

Qualitative Research Methodologies



PhD in English, University of Kansas (2022) 

BA in English, Kansas State University (2014)

Courses Taught

English 280: Black Women Writers

English 350: Disney, Feminism, and Identity 

English 583: Queer Pedagogies 

English 584: Feminist Rhetorics and Methods 


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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