Andrea Y. Adomako
PhD Student in African American Studies | GSS Cluster Fellow
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Andrea Y. Adomako is currently a PhD student in the Department of African American Studies and a Mellon Cluster Fellow in Gender and Sexuality at Northwestern University. Her interdisciplinary scholarship spans the fields of Black girlhood studies, Black Feminism, children’s literature, and Black political thought. She examines how Black children’s literature, both by and about Black girls, is an ideological tool used to communicate Black girls’ ideas about violence and intimacy. Given Black girlhood’s proximity to death, despite it being overlooked or erased in the popular cultural landscape Adomako asks how literature by and about their experiences produces the life-affirming knowledge of Black friendship, alongside these harrowing dynamics.