You may know that Candice Raynor is a member of the Africana Studies Department, but did you know that her nickname pays tribute to her great grandmother’s wish? Find out how in this installment of Who Am I?
Name: Candice N. Raynor
Job title: Director and Faculty-in-Residence of the Afrikan Heritage House
What does your job entail? Mainly developing co-curricular programming that focuses on building community and deepening students' understanding of the artistic, political, historical, cultural, and theoretical expressions of Africa and the African Diaspora. I also teach courses in African American education, and work with entities across campus to recruit and retain Black students.
How many years at Oberlin? Four years and four months.
What are your hobbies? Traveling, going to the spa, reading, watching movies, shopping, and trying new restaurants.
Nickname(s)? Candy is the main one. I was named Candice partially because my great grandmother wanted a "Candy" in the family.
Favorite food? Cheese, hot wings, collard greens with cornbread, and German chocolate cake. It's too hard to choose one.
Favorite Quote? "I learned that if I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive," by Audre Lorde.
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