I’m Kendall, a fourth year English PhD candidate at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. My primary research interests are fat studies, African American lit, Latina/o lit, queer studies, Black feminism, and speculative fiction. My dissertation will look at how African American and Mexican American authors reflect, reify, and/or resist dominant narratives of fatness, and how they respond to fatness as a racializing characteristic under white supremacy and especially amid the ongoing American war on fat.
Kendall Dinniene is a fourth year English PhD student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Their research examines how contemporary American authors respond to anti-fatness in their work.