Department of English

Brandon Callender

Assistant Professor of EnglishBrandon Callender
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Meet Professor Callender through OpenBook: An English Department Podcast — Part 1 and Part 2.

Pronouns: he / him / his

Research Interests

Brandon Callender specializes in black queer and black horror studies. He is completing a manuscript on black queer men’s intimacies and belongings entitled Getting Behind in Black Gay Men's Literatures.

Selected Publications

  • "The Devil Finds Use: Black Queers Do The Exorcist." Qui Parle 31. 1 (2022): 67–98.
  • "Getting it, Together," The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture, ed. Daniel Benjamin and Eric Sneathen (Wolfman Books, 2017) 47-59
  • "The House that Beam Built," Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call, ed. Steven Fullwood and Charles Stevens. (Vintage Entity Press, 2014) 128-138.

Selected Courses Taught

  • ENG 15b Black Joy
  • ENG 142a Blackness and Horror
  • ENG 102a Ghosts of Race
  • ENG 167b Writing the Nation: James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison

Radio Appearance