Nneka D. Dennie is a Ph.D. Candidate in African American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst). She is a 2017-2018 Diversity Predoctoral Fellow in the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. As a scholar with a background in black studies, women’s studies, history, 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.