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Shacoya Kidwell

Shacoya Kidwell

Educational Background

University of Louisville, BA


Shacoya Kidwell’s research interests are a product of her fascination with African diasporic storytelling and its contributions to the study of literature as cultural manifestations. Kidwell began studying literature as cultural manifestations during her Fulbright research grant in Trinidad and Tobago where she conducted interviews across the twin-island nation to examine the function of art in communicating the ideological structures of a society. Kidwell plans to continue investigating Black literature as cultural manifestations but through a more specific lens that explores the relationship between adverse atmospheric conditions and oppressive ideologies.


  • Literatures in English


  • African American literature
  • Black literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Environmental Humanities


Fall 2021