Events / New Directions in Black Feminist Studies Speaker Series: “Love Letter from a Critic, or Notes on the Intersectionality Wars”

New Directions in Black Feminist Studies Speaker Series: “Love Letter from a Critic, or Notes on the Intersectionality Wars”

May 20, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

EMU Spruce/Cedar Rooms (231/232), 1222 E. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97403

Jennifer C. Nash is Associate Professor of African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on black sexual politics, black feminism, and intersectionality and the debates around it. Her first book, The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography (Duke University Press, 2014), was awarded the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association in 2015. Her second book, Black Feminism Reimagined (Duke University Press, 2019), rewrites black feminist theory’s engagement with intersectionality. Nash has held fellowships at the Columbia Society of Fellows and the WEB Du Bois Institute at Harvard University. She also received a Woodrow Wilson Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Grant.