The Poetry Project

Brendane Tynes

In this black and white portrait, Brendane Tynes is laughing, standing on a brick path.
© Shae McCoy

Brendane Tynes (she/her) is a queer Black feminist scholar and storyteller from Columbia, South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Education from Duke University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Columbia University. In addition to her research, she is co-host of Zora’s Daughters Podcast, a Black feminist anthropological take on popular culture and issues that concern Black women and girls. Outside of academe, you can find Brendane dancing, singing, writing poetry, and creating healing spaces for survivors of interpersonal violence.