Selected Publications

Selected publications at the intersections of medical humanities, black speculation, and gender.



Esther L. Jones. Medicine and Ethics in Black Women’s Speculative Fiction.  Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.


Esther L. Jones, “Structural Competency and African Contexts: A Mixed Methodological Approach to Interrogating Strategies for Greater Health Equity.” In Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education and Societal Contexts: International and Interdisciplinary Approaches. SunHee Kim Gertz, Betsy Huang, and Lauren Cyr, eds. Palgrave MacMillan, 2018: 189-210. 


Esther L. Jones, “Africana Women’s Science Fiction and Narrative Medicine: Difference, Ethics, and Empathy.” In Afrofuturism 2.0. Reynaldo Anderson and Charles Jones, eds. Lexington Books, 2015.


Esther L. Jones, “Untangling Pathology: Sex, Social Responsibility, and the Black Female Youth in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling.” In Black Female Sexualities. Trimiko Melancon and Joanne Braxton, eds. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2015: 57-69. 


Esther L. Jones, “African Brazilian Science Fiction: Aline França’s A Mulher de Aleduma.” Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora. 13.1 (2012): 15-36.