Scholar (Ph.D. candidate in American Studies) & Writer
Ravynn K. Stringfield is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at William & Mary. Her dissertation research focuses on Black women and girls in fantasy new media narratives. When not researching, Ravynn writes fiction and creative nonfiction which has appeared in venues such as midnight & indigo, Greatist, and Voyage YA Journal and is writes the column, "Superhero Girlfriends Anonymous," for Catapult Magazine.
Dreaming in the Dark is a podcast created by Black fantasy scholars Bezi Yohannes and Ravynn K. Stringfield that brings the stories we wished we had as children to the forefront. Named after Toni Morrison’s Playing in the Dark, our podcast celebrates the creations that center those usually written in the margins of the fantastic. Join them for a special episode live from the Kuumba Kickback!