Kianna M. Middleton

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies

Kianna M. Middleton's research examines 20th and 21st century literary representations of Black disabled and queer people in African American fiction and within American medical literatures and archives. Middleton is currently working on her first manuscript wherein she theorizes a Black feminist disability framework to account for the ableist and racist intersex medical protocols developed during the United States' post-World War II era. Toward a fuller accounting of race, intersex, and disability, Middleton puts medical literature in conversation with intersex-led fictional novels from American Ethnic literatures.

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African and African American Studies


  • BA Colorado State University
  • MA Colorado State University
  • MA University of California, Berkeley
  • PhD University of California, Berkeley