New Faces in Black Studies
Kelly Jo Fulkerson-Dikuua (far left) and Sheneese Thompson (center) have temporarily joined the Black Studies community at Denison in the role of visiting instructors. Pictured above with Director of the Center for Black Studies, Dr. Toni King (far right) both are ABD doctoral candidates (“All But Dissertation”) in African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University.
Kelly Jo Fulkerson-Dikuua is teaching the Introduction to Black Studies this fall semester. She has a Masters of Theological Studies, specializing in Trauma and Gender Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she graduated magna and suma cum laude respectively in Women’s Studies and English. Kelly Jo has also lived and taught in Namibia and Rwanda. Her dissertation focuses on the involuntary sterilization of Black women in Jim Crow United States and apartheid Southern Africa. Kelly Jo also works for the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching at the Ohio State University and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.