College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Ayana Weekley

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Summary

Ayana K. Weekley is an associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI. Her research and teaching interests include feminist periodical studies and Black feminist studies. Dr. Weekley’s scholarly contributions include:

  • “Black Feminist Thought and the Gender, Women’s, and Feminist PhD: A Roundtable Discussion.” Feminist Formations, 32(2), 1-28; coeditor of Women’s Magazines in Print and New Media (Routledge, 2017)
  • “Saving Me Through Erasure? Black Women, HIV/AIDS, and Respectability,” in Black Female Sexualities (Routledge, 2015). Dr. Weekley participated in the 2021 NEH Summer Institute “Hurston on the Horizon.”

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