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Amber Hendricks

Assistant Professor of English


PhD in English, Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Memphis

MA in Writing in Linguistics, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

BA in English and Creative Writing, Mississippi Valley State University


Dr. Amber Hendricks has completed extensive coursework in African American Literature and Ethnomusicology, writing her dissertation on Stevie Wonder and the Black Arts Movement. She has presented papers at the International Narrative Conference (2017) at the University of Kentucky, The Afrofuturism Conference at Temple University (2014), and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (2014). Dr. Hendricks has also received grants in both bookmaking and oral histories, as well as published her poem "Confessions from Outside Kenilworth S.A." in the volume Growing Up Girl-A Anthology of Marginalized Voices (2006). She has taught at many community colleges and universities in the United States, including Arkansas State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Clayton State University, and Delta State University. In her spare time, Dr. Hendricks enjoys writing, reading and sewing.