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Davidson College
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black feminism, black intellectual history, 19th century black women's history, 19th century African American history, 20th century black women's history, 20th century African American history, transnational feminism, African diaspora
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About Me

Dr. Nneka D. Dennie is a black feminist scholar with specializations in nineteenth- and twentieth-century African-American history. Her research examines black intellectual history, black feminist thought, transnational feminism, and black radicalism. Dr. Dennie is a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College.

As a scholar with a background in Africana studies, history, women’s studies, and political theory, Dr. Dennie 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. She is currently working on her book manuscript, (Re)defining Radicalism: The Rise of Black Feminism and the Politics of Respectability, 1831-1895, which is a study of nineteenth-century black women’s radical thought.

Dr. Dennie earned her PhD in African American Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) in May 2018. She holds a graduate certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from UMass Amherst, and completed her B.A. in Political Science with Honors in Africana Studies at Williams College. Dr. Dennie’s research has been supported by the Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship; the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship; the W.E.B. Du Bois Library Special Collections and University Archives 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.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery, Women