Jennifer Christine Nash
Professor of Gender, Sexuality &Feminist Studies

Jennifer C. Nash is the Jean Fox O'Barr Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. She earned her PhD in African American Studies at Harvard University and her JD at Harvard Law School.  She is the author of The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography (awarded the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association) and Black Feminism Reimagined (awarded the Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize by the National Women's Studies Association).  Her third book, Birthing Black Mothers, will be published by Duke University Press in 2021.  She is also the editor of Gender: Love (Macmillan, 2016).  Her research has been supported by the ACLS/Burkhardt Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute, and the Woodrow Wilson Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship.  

Current Research Interests

black feminist theory; intersectionality; black sexual politics; black motherhood; birth work; race and law; feminist legal theory

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