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Nneka D. Dennie

Black Feminist. Scholar. Educator.

About

Nneka D. Dennie is a Ph.D. Candidate in African American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She currently holds the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship, where she is a Visiting Scholar in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. As a scholar with a background in black studies, history, women’s studies, and political theory, Nneka utilizes interdisciplinary methods to interpret black women's intellectual history, black radicalism, and black feminist thought. Her work 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.

 

Research

 
 

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