Kinitra D. Brooks, PhD

Photographer: Gus Bennett

The Conjure Woman Intellectual

I lay bare the power of the Mambo, the Obeah woman, and the Iyalorisha to the spiritual reformation that girds black women's revision of the horror genre. I model my criticism upon the flexible identities of my home town, New Orleans, a shifting space undulating amongst its African, Caribbean, European, and Indigenous influences--and so goes my work, transgressive to national borders and willfully blind to oceans that can isolate and confine.

Black


Woman


Horror

Scholar


Dr. Brooks has co-edited a volume of short horror fiction written by black women with horror writer Linda Addison and Dr. Susana Morris. The collection will be launched by Cedar Grove Publishing in February 2017!

Dr. Brooks was interviewed by Panama Jackson from Very Smart Brothers about the "Black Women, Beyonc√© & Popular Culture" course.