Akina Canady

Akina Canady

Akina Canady

Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Professional Development Co-Chair

Black feminism, intersectionality, publics/counterpublics, narrative theory, women's literature, media studies

S. Akina Canady spent much of her career as a newspaper journalist before the passion for "storytelling with a purpose" led her to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in writing (creative nonfiction). Her master's thesis explored the dynamics of mother-daughter relationships represented in Black women's memoirs. Akina's doctoral research focuses on Black feminist theory, intersectionality and Black women in the public sphere. Of particular interest are Black women's experiences navigating the U.S. healthcare system while facing reproductive health challenges.

Akina teaches writing and ESL. 


BA, Mass Communication (English minor), North Carolina Central University

MFA, Writing, Savannah College of Art and Design