Kelly Jo Fulkerson-Dikuua

Kelly Jo Fulkerson-Dikuua

Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type
- Present
Other Affiliations

I am a Black Studies scholar and medical humanities researcher with additional accreditation in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). My current book project examines policies that affect Black women’s reproductive choice and autonomy in the post-apartheid, post-racial era in both the United States and Southern Africa. This transnational project joins into broader academic and public debate about international healthcare reform centered on anti-racist medical practices.

Prior to teaching at Denison, I lived in Kigali, Rwanda and Windhoek, Namibia, where I taught at the Namibian University of Science and Technology.

Ph.D.- The Ohio State University; M.T.S.- Harvard University; B.A.-University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Learning & Teaching

  • Issues in Feminism
  • Introduction to Black Studies
  • African American Literature
  • Writing Workshop 101
  • Race, Gender and Medical Humanities



“Creating a National Allegory: Namibian Auto/Biographical Writing 1990-2013”. In Writing Namibia in Transition. Eds. S. Krishnamurthy and H. Vale. University of Namibia Press: Windhoek, Namibia. 2018.

“Refashioning Political Cartoons: Comics of Jackie Ormes 1937-1956.” New Essays in 21st Century Black Popular Culture. Ed. Simone C. Drake. Duke University Press. 2018.

“Fighting the Lion: Hegemonic Masculinities in Dr. Sam Nujoma’s Autobiography.” Research in African Literatures. Indiana University Press. 2018.