Black Feminist. Scholar. Educator.


Nneka D. Dennie is a Ph.D. Candidate in African American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass 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.

Nneka holds a graduate certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She earned her B.A. in Political Science with Honors in Africana Studies from Williams College. Nneka is the recipient of the Special Collections and University Archives Du Bois Library Fellowship, the UMass Amherst University Diversity Fellowship, the UMass Amherst Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award.

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