Naykishia Head

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Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy

311 Humanities

Naykishia D. Head is a graduate of Jackson State University, where she received her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English. Her research interests are African American Literature, African American Studies, and Women’s Literature. She plans to attend graduate school to receive her Doctorate of Philosophy in English with concentration on African American and Women’s Literature, and a minor in African American Studies. She is published in The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal and Black Magnolias Literary Journal. She is a native of Forest, MS.

Selected Academic and/or Popular Press Publications

The BlackFeminist Movement and its Literary Socio-Political Impact.” The Researcher, Jackson State University’s Interdisciplinary Journal. 2002/2003

“Untitled #16”. Black Magnolias. Vol. 1, No. 3. June-August 2002

Selected Conference Presentations

“Living Inside Self: The LGBTQ Experience at the Historically Black College and/or University.” 2013 Summer Developmental Program Conference. Jackson State University. Jackson, MS. February 2013.

“A Woman’s Touch: A Look at Female Intimacy in Nella Larsen’s Passing and Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place”. 2011 Queer Studies Conference. University of North Carolina at Asheville. Ashville, NC. April 2, 2011.      

“Transition from Page to Screen: An Examination of Mothers and Sons in Native Son and The Women of Brewster Place”. College Language Association’s Annual Conference. Birmingham, AL. April 7, 2006.

“The Color Line in the African American Historical Perspective”. The National Association for African American Studies Annual Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. February 17, 2006.

“The Tie that Binds: An Examination into Motherhood in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Buchi Emecheta’s Joys of Motherhood. The National Association for African American Studies Annual Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. February 16, 2006.

Selected University Presentation/Talks

“Same Love: Whose Business Is It Anyway?”-Panel Discussion. October 29, 2013.

Selected University Committees/Campus Groups
Faculty Advisor-Gay-Straight Alliance at TSU
Mentor with the Tiger Mentoring Program
Certified SafeZone Person

Classes Taught at TSU
ENGL 1010 Freshman Composition I
ENGL 1020 Freshman Composition II
UNIV 1000 University Success


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