Jovonna Jones is a doctoral student in AAAS with a primary field in the History of Art & Architecture. She works at the nexus of race, aesthetics, and the law. Her current research examines the interplay of regulation and possibility in the production of visible blackness. Broadly, her research interests include critical race theory, American art history, performance studies, and cultural praxis.
Jovonna received her B.A. with Highest Honors in African American Studies from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where she was also a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. She currently serves as a Harvard MMUF mentor. Along with her graduate studies, Jovonna serves as a youth consultant for VISIONS Inc., developing and facilitating peer-led curricula at the intersections of art, media, theory, and justice.