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Jennifer Nash

Associate Professor of African American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies

Ph.D., African American Studies, Harvard University

Jennifer Nash is an Associate Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies and African American Studies. Her research focuses on black sexual politics, black feminist theories, black motherhood, and intersectionality and the debates around it.  She is the author of The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography (Duke University Press, 2014) which was awarded the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association, and Black Feminism Reimagined: After Intersectionality (Duke University Press, 2019).  She also edited the anthology Gender: Love (MacMillan, 2016).  Her articles have been published in journals including GLQ, Social Text, Feminist Theory, Feminist Studies, American Quarterly, and Signs.

Courses Taught
  • "Black Feminisms"
  • "Intersectionality and its Discontents"
  • "Traditions of Feminist Thought"
  • "Theorizing Black Genders and Sexualities"
  • "Theory and Emotion”
  • “An Intellectual History of Black Women”
  • "Advanced Feminist Theory"


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