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Nneka D. Dennie

Black Feminist. Scholar. Educator.

About

Dr. Nneka D. Dennie is a black feminist scholar with specializations in nineteenth- and twentieth-century African-American history. Her research examines black intellectual history, black feminist thought, transnational feminism, and black radicalism. Dr. Dennie is a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College. As a scholar with a background in Africana studies, history, women’s studies, and political theory, she is centrally concerned with how black women in the United States and the Caribbean have interrogated and given meaning to concepts including liberty, justice, equality, rights, and power. Dr. Dennie is currently working on her book manuscript, (Re)defining Radicalism: The Rise of Black Feminism and the Politics of Respectability, 1831-1895, which is a study of nineteenth-century black women’s radical thought. She recently co-founded the Black Women’s Studies Association.

 

Research

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19th Century black women's history


20th century black women's history


black radicalism


black Political thought


black feminist theory


black internationalism

 

 
 
Only the black woman can say ‘when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.’
— Anna Julia Cooper