Dr. Brooks was quoted on several blogs discussing Beyoncé's use of The Guédé (spirits of the forgotten dead) celebrated in Vodou
Beyoncé as Conjure Woman: Reclaiming the Magic of Black Lives (That) Matter by Janell Hobson
This season 2 opener features Dr. Kinitra Brooks, Assistant Professor of English at University of Texas at San Antonio. We chop it up about the significance of OutKast's use of horror and the gothic in their work, her new book series (co-edited with former guest Dr. Susana Morris), and why HBCU parties always do it better.
My work centers on demonstrating and articulating how black women use genre fictions to recreate their own realities and define places of spiritual power and reclamation.
Dr. Brooks reviews Nnedi Okorafor's Lagoon (2014) and The Book of Phoenix (2015) for the Los Angeles Review of Books.
Dr. Brooks gave a talk at Our Lady of the Lake University in celebration of Women's History Month.
The Black Speculative Arts Digital Archive is an online space that houses, documents, and archive the varied manifestations of Blackness and the speculative. The purpose of this archive is to save and label AfroFuturism, AstroBlackness, and the Black Speculative arts movement.
Dr. Brooks participated in a panel on race, place, and hauntings hosted by David Martin Davies.
Dr. Brooks was interviewed by Panama Jackson from Very Smart Brothers about the "Black Women, Beyoncé & Popular Culture" course.
Big Talk on Race, Gender and Hollywood features writers JaNeika James and JaSheika James - story editors on Fox's award-winning show EMPIRE - and Dr. Kinitra Brooks - horror scholar who specializes in African American and Afro-Caribbean women’s literature and film.
Moderated by recent graduate, Malcolm Farrell, this Big Talk features a free-flowing conversation around multiple topics, including but not limited to:
Photographer: Gus Bennett
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Getting in Line: Working Through Beyonce’s “Formation” by Red Clay Scholar
Beyoncé Conjures ManMan Brigitte in New Orleans tribute