2002 Davis
Milken Scholar 2002
Scholar Profile

Jalondra Davis Brown

Higher Education

Biography

Dr. Jalondra A. Davis is a scholar of Black literary and cultural studies and a writer of fiction and nonfiction. She is author of a coming-of-age novel, Butterfly Jar, as well as many fiction and nonfiction works. A former dancer, spoken word poet, and arts organizer, she has worked to broaden access and support African American-led arts institutions in Los Angeles. She is also an advocate for children and families at the intersection of race, class, and disability, and blogs about special needs parenting from a Black feminist, intersectional perspective. Dr. Davis's research focuses on Black feminist theory, gender and sexuality studies, Black literature and cultural politics, and speculative fiction, art, and media, particularly Afrofuturism. Dr. Davis is currently a University of California President Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego, and will start a new position as Assistant Professor of African American Literature in the Department of English at Towson University this fall.


High school:  Westchester High School

Degrees

College Year Degree
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
2006 B.A. English with Writing Concentration
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
2008 M.P.W. Masters of Professional Writing Program
University of California - Riverside
Riverside, CA
2014 M.A. Ethnic Studies
University of California - Riverside
Riverside, CA
2017 Ph.D. Ethnic Studies

News and Highlights

Jalondra Davis Brown (MS '02)

Spoken Word Comes to Life: On Saurday, July 21st Jalondra Davis, MS ‘02, will be reading selections from her new book, Butterfly Jar, performing select spoken word pieces, and autographing copies that can be purchased. Zahra's Books and Things 900 North La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90302.

Jalondra Davis Brown (MS '02)

Jalondra Davis, MS ‘02, has accepted the position of adjunct professor at Cal State University of Dominguez Hills, where she will teach classes in their Africana Studies Department.

Jalondra Davis Brown (MS '02)

Fantastic Fellowship: Congratulations are in order for Jalondra Davis, MS ‘02,who was recently awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship to work toward her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside this fall.