Akina Canady

Akina Canady

Akina Canady

Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Professional Development Co-Chair

Black feminism, intersectionality, digital counterpublics, biopolitics

S. Akina Canady spent much of her career as a newspaper journalist before pursuing a Ph.D. Akina's doctoral research focuses the power of personal stories in Black women's health care navigation in the U.S. She examines Black women's lived experiences through Black feminist thought, biopolitics and the theory of the public sphere.

Akina serves as a graduate teaching assistant for writing-intensive courses in the School of Business.


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

MFA, Writing, Savannah College of Art and Design