Alyiah Gonzales


Alyiah Gonzales (they/them) is dedicated to the queer, coalitional, and transformative possibilities of literature written by, for, and about Black womxn. Alyiah locates their research interests in literary fiction that depicts enduring and resilient relationships between Black womxn characters, with particular emphasis on texts and authors that reimagine the constructions and possibilities of community in their representation of nonheteronormative relationships and queer belonging among Black womxn. 

Research Focus

  • Black feminism
  • Black womxn's literature
  • queer theory
  • intersectionality studies
  • twentieth and twenty-first century African American literature

ENGL Courses - Spring 2024