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Dr. Jerry “Rafiki” Jenkins

Humanities Bldg – Room 302G
(760) 744-1150 ext. 2287
jjenkins@palomar.edu

B.A. University of California, San Diego
M.A. University of California, San Diego
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego

Professor Jenkins is Professor of English and Multicultural Studies at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. He teaches courses in composition, critical thinking, literature, African American Studies, and Multicultural Studies. His research focuses on African American speculative fiction and film. He has presented papers at the annual conventions of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, National Association of African American Studies, and the Popular Culture Association. His articles have been published in Screening Noir and African American Review, and he is the co-editor (with Martin Japtok) of Authentic Blackness/Real Blackness: Essays on the Meaning of Blackness in Literature and Culture (Peter Lang, 2011).