Jalondra A. Davis

Dr. Jalondra A. Davis is a Black feminist artist-intellectual, merwomanist Melusine, and fierce warrior mama. She holds a PhD in ethnic studies from University of California, Riverside, and currently works as a UC presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Diego. She has work on Black speculative fiction and culture published in Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Shima Journal, and the Museum of Science Fiction Journal of Science Fiction, and forthcoming in the Routledge Anthology of Co-Futurisms. Her scholarly book project in progress, Merfolk and the Black Aquatic, focuses on mermaids, water spirits, and other aquatic-themed figures in African diasporic literature, art, and performance. She currently works as an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Riverside.