Rhya Moffitt Brooke

Cohort Year: 2021
Research Interests: African American Literature | Black Studies | Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization | The Novel | Twentieth-Century American Literature | Contemporary Literature
Education: BA, Southern Adventist University 2013; MA, Northeastern University, 2019; MA, University of Texas at Austin, 2021

Rhya Moffitt Brooke is a PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Chicago. She holds Master’s degrees in English from Northeastern University and the University of Texas at Austin. Her work focuses on the intersections of Blackness, gender, and (dis)ability/(un)wellness. Rhya is also an educator with experience teaching and writing curriculum at the secondary through undergraduate level. Her curriculum design centers historically marginalized voices and prioritizes accessible pedagogies.

Other research interests:  Black interiority; critical disability studies; affect; temporality