Jennifer Christine Nash
Jean Fox O'Barr Women's Studies Distinguished Professor

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 three books: 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), Black Feminism Reimagined (awarded the Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize by the National Women's Studies Association), and Birthing Black Mothers.  She is the editor of Gender: Love (Macmillan, 2016), and a co-editor (along with Samantha Pinto) of The Routledge Companion to Intersectionalities (Routledge, 2022). 

Her research has been supported by the ACLS/Burkhardt Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute, and the Woodrow Wilson Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship.  Her current book project is How We Write Now: Living With Black Feminist Theory (under contract, Duke University Press).

Current Research Interests

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

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