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Jennifer Christine Nash

Jean Fox O'Barr Professor
Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Overview


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 four books (all published on Duke University Press):

  • 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: After Intersectionality (awarded the Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize by the National Women's Studies Association)
  • Birthing Black Mothers (awarded an Honorable Mention for the Gloria Anzaldúa Book Prize by the National Women's Studies Association).
  • How We Write Now: Living With Black Feminist Theory


She is the editor of Gender: Love (Macmillan, 2016), and a co-editor (with Samantha Pinto) of The Routledge Companion to Intersectionalities (Routledge, 2023).  She also co-edits (with Samantha Pinto) the Black Feminism on the Edge book series on Duke University Press. She has published articles in journals including Signs, Feminist Studies, Feminist TheorySocial Text, Theory and Event, and GLQ.  Her research has been supported by the ACLS/Burkhardt Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute, and the Woodrow Wilson Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Jean Fox O'Barr Professor · 2022 - Present Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies · 2020 - Present Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Director of the Black Feminist Theory Summer Institute · 2022 - Present Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Margaret Taylor Smith Director of the Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies · 2022 - Present Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications


Harvard University · 2009 Ph.D.