Candice Thornton

Candice Thornton (they/them/theirs) is a multi-hyphenate creative, cultural preservationist, scholar, and educator based in Atlanta. Broadly speaking, Candice’s research interests combine their love of Black folx, linguistics, comparative literature, and hermeneutics to examine how oral and literary traditions of the African diaspora articulate the complexities of Black consciousness and temporality. Their article entitled “Transcendence: Facing Intergenerational Trauma through Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred and ‘Bloodchild’” was published in the Science Fiction Research Association Review, and their essay “Myth and Memory in Twelve Years a Slave, Kindred, Beloved, and The Good Lord Bird” is a forthcoming chapter in Racial Discourse in American Literature: A Collection of Essays (Edwin Mellen Press).