Molly McKibbin - Columbia College Chicago

Molly McKibbin

Assistant Professor of Instruction


Molly McKibbin is an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the English and Creative Writing Department and teaches black diasporic, African American, Asian American, American, introductory, and women's literature courses.  She is a scholar of African American, Black Canadian, and black diasporic literature and her work has been published in Callaloo, African American Review, Journal of Black Studies, and Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies.  Her book, Shades of Gray: Writing the New American Multiracialism (Univeristy of Nebraska Press, 2018) examines black-white multiracialism in 21st-century African American literature.  Her current book project, Authenticity in Doubt: Black Identity, Anxiety, and Performance, examines how black racial identity is questioned, appropriated, and sought in contemporary American culture.  She holds BA (Hons), MA, and PhD degrees from universities in Canada.

Instructional Areas

African American Literature, Black Diasporic Literature, Asian American Literature, American Literature, Literature by Women

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Contemporary Black Canadian and African American Literature, Racial Identity, Race Theory (including CRT, CWS, CMRS)


B.A., Mount Allison University 2003
M.A., English McMaster University 2004
Ph.D., York University 2011