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Kaila Story, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Information about Dr. Kaila Story, Ph.D.

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Dr. Story is the Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Department of Pan-African Studies

Department of Women's & Gender Studies

Education: Ph.D. in African American Studies and Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies, Temple University, 2007.

Research Interests: Dr. Story’s research examines the intersections of race and sexuality, with special attention to black feminism, black lesbians, and black queer identity. Her recent work La-La’s Fundamental Rupture: True Blood’s Lafayette and the Deconstruction of Normal in the anthology African Americans on Television: Race-ing for Ratings explores the contested persona of the character Lafayette, and problematizes mediated messaging around Black, Gay, and Male embodiment and identity. Dr. Story’s current work explores the intersections of Black Queer Studies and Pan African Studies; also Feminist theory’s relationship to queer theory.

Contact Information:

448 Strickler Hall

Email

k.story@louisville.edu

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