Jennifer Christine Nash

Jennifer Christine Nash

Ph.D. in African American Studies, with a primary field in Sociology
Class of 2009
Jennifer Nash

Jennifer C. Nash is Associate Professor of African American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University where she researches and teaches in the areas of black feminisms, black sexual politics, race and law, and visual culture. She is the author of The Black Body in Ecstasy (Duke University Press, 2014) which was awarded the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize from the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association.  She is also the author of articles appearing in journals including Social TextSignsFeminist Studies, Feminist Review, and GLQ.  Along with AAAS PhD alum Emily A. Owens, she edited a special issue of Feminist Formations focused on the institutional politics of women’s studies.   She has held fellowships at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and at Columbia University's Society of Fellows, and her research has been supported by the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Women's Studies, and the Woodrow Wilson Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship.