Chanté Mouton Kinyon

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
214 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Areas of study

  • American
  • Irish


Ph.D., National University of Ireland, Galway

M.A., San Francisco State University

B.A., San Francisco State University

Research and teaching interests

African American Literature, 20th Century Irish Literature, Crime Fiction, Queer Literature, Transnational Literature


Chanté Mouton Kinyon is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. Kinyon’s primary research explores transnational Black American literature and culture, with a particular interest in the way in which Black American culture and literature intersects with Irish culture and literature. The 2019–2021 Moreau Postdoctoral Fellow (ND), Kinyon was previously the 2018–2019 NEH Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.

Representative publications

“Foregrounding (Lost) Rituals in the Irish and Harlem Renaissances: John Millington Synge, Zora Neale Hurston, and The Transatlantic Gesture.” Modern Drama, Vol. 65, N. 4, Winter 2022.