Nneka D. Dennie

Black Feminist. Scholar. Educator.


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.




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