Telisa N. King is a Lecturer at San Francisco State University in the departments of Africana Studies and Race & Resistance Studies. She has also co-taught courses in American Indian Studies. Professor King's current research interests include the culture surrounding diasporic Black women and how they engage in holistic health practices and Africana cosmology. This qualitative examination focuses primarily on the relationship between divine healers and Africana women living in the Bay Area.
Professor King earned both her B.A in English Literature (2013) & M.A. in Ethnic Studies (2018) from San Francisco State University's Colleges of Humanities and Ethnic Studies.