Jenn M. Jackson
University of Chicago, Political Science
Jenn M. Jackson is a scholar activist, educator, and writer whose work rests firmly at the intersections of race, gender, sex, and class. Through her research and teaching in the academy, her advocacy as an instructor of high school and college-aged students, and her storytelling through the written word, Jenn seeks to disrupt the status quo which demands silence from those who are most marginalized in society, namely queer and “socially deviant” Black women. In the traditions of women like Anna Julia Cooper, Ida B. Wells, and Angela Davis, she is a firm believer that it is the job of Black women academics to make space and hold that space for the fullness of Black womanhood especially in the Ivory Tower, social justice, and publishing realms.