Anna Hinton is an Assistant professor of Disability Studies and Black Literature & Culture in the English Department. Her research interests include post-Brown Black women's writing, Black feminist theory, critical disability studies, crip theory, reproductive justice, and hip hop studies, to name a few. She is currently writing her monograph, Refusing to Be Made Whole: Disability in Contemporary Black Women's Writing, which approaches conversations about aesthetics, spirituality, representation, community, sexuality, motherhood, and futurity through a Black feminist disability studies perspective. Her work is published or forthcoming in Toni Morrison: On Mothers and Motherhood, CLA Journal (CLAJ), Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies (JLCDS), and The Cambridge Companion to American Literature and the Body. She teaches courses such as Race, Gender, and Disability in Pop Culture, Black Erotics, The Black Posthuman, Hip Hop in the Global South, and Race, Medicine, and Technology in Contemporary Speculative Fiction-to name a few. She is also a member of the Committee for Persons with Disabilities for the City of Denton (Texas), and she is currently the Faculty in Residence in the honors dorm at UNT where she lives with her wife, daughter, dog, cat, tortoise, and a bearded dragon.
Research interests: Black Feminism, Black Studies, Disability Studies, 20th and 21st Century Literary Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies