Academics: Faculty

Tikenya Foster-Singletary, Ph.D.

Title: Lecturer
Office: 404-270-5595
Email: tfosters@spelman.edu

Education
Vanderbilt University, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University, M.A.
Spelman College, B.A. 

Courses Taught:

  • English 103 First-Year Writing
  • English 342 Early African American Literature
  • English 343 Twentieth Century African American Literature
  • English 301C Pearl Cleage/Tina McElroy Ansa

Dr. Foster-Singletary’s research interests include African-American literature, American literature, popular culture and country music. She frequently makes presentations at conferences by the College Language Association and the Popular Culture Association of the South. Her work has been published in MAWA Review, The Southern Quarterly, and Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora. She has also co-edited Pearl Cleage and Freewomanhood, a volume of critical essays on the work of Spelman alumna Pearl Cleage, C'71. She joined the faculty of Spelman in 2009.

Research Interests:
Dr. Foster-Singletary’s research interests include African American literature, American literature, and country music. She is a frequent presenter at conferences by the College Language Association and the Popular Culture Association of the South. Her work has been published in MAWA Review, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, and Southern Quarterly.

She is co-editor of an edited volume focused on the work of Spelman alumna Pearl Cleage (C’71) titled Pearl Cleage and Free Womanhood. Published by McFarland Press, the collection features essays on the writer’s prose work as well as an interview. It is the only book-length consideration of Cleage’s work.