Dr. Ravynn K. Stringfield is a writer, scholar, and artist based in Virginia.

“I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.”

-Audre Lorde


Dr. Ravynn K. Stringfield is an author, scholar and artist based in Virginia. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from William & Mary. Her research focuses on Black women and girls as creators and protagonists of new media narratives that are futuristic, fantastic and/or digital in nature. Currently, Dr. Stringfield is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies in the Rhetoric and Communication Studies Department at the University of Richmond.

Ravynn’s debut young adult novel, LOVE REQUIRES CHOCOLATE, is forthcoming from JoyRevolution in Summer 2024. Her second young adult novel, LOVE IN 280 CHARACTERS OR LESS, from Feiwel & Friends, is anticipated to release in Winter 2025. Her book length fiction is represented by Leah Pierre of Ladderbird Agency.

Her writing practice also includes blogging, crafting essays and short stories. Her freelance writing has appeared in ZORA, Shondaland, Greatist and Catapult. Most recently, she is a columnist at Catapult, writing the column “Superhero Girlfriends Anonymous, and has penned a column for University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Radio-Television-Film’s FLOW Journal  from 2021-2022. Ravynn’s short fiction has appeared in midnight & indigo‘s speculative fiction special issue and she was awarded second place in the Voyage YA Journal First Chapters Contest, judged by NYT Bestselling Author, Dhonielle Clayton.  She wrote the weekly blog, Black Girl Does Grad School, from 2016-2022, and now blogs at Reign of Ravynn on Substack.

Ravynn is also an amateur artist and enjoys making illustrations of Black girls being happy and their magical selves. If you are interested in following her art practice, you can visit her art instagram page

When she’s not writing or making art, she can be found posted up in local coffeeshops, tending her sunflowers or telling her dog, Genghis, all about her Lois Lane obsession.

“I was never meant to fly…”

-Eve L. Ewing, Riri Williams: Ironheart #1