Dr. Kendra Parker

Assistant Professor of English
616.395.7024parker@hope.edu
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Dr. Kendra Parker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English.

AREAS OF expertise

Dr. Kendra Parker specializes in African American Literature, including authors Octavia Butler, Pearl Cleage and Tananarive Due. She also pursues an interest in the studies of black female vampires in literature and film.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., 2014, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • B.A., 2008, University of West Georgia

Selected publications

  • “Unchaining Selves: Contemporary Slavery and Health Care Freedom in Tananarive Due’s Blood Colony,” CLA Journal 59.2, December 2015
  • Review of Gregory Jerome Hampton’s Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler: Slaves, Aliens, and Vampires (2012)

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Dr. Kendra Parker

Phone Number616.395.7024

Lubbers Hall-Room 317 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3698