Jennifer D. Jones
Fields of Study: United States History, African American History
Advisor: Tera W. Hunter, Margot Canaday
Jennifer D. Jones is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History. Her primary research interests include African American history after 1877 and the history of sexuality, women and gender. Broader interests include the history of popular culture in the United States, the history of race and race relations, and Colonial Latin American history.
Her dissertation examines characterizations of African Americans as sexually perverse during the twentieth century. Specifically, the work interrogates the association of African Americans with queer sexuality and how such associations were deployed in contestations over segregation and race relations.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2007 with a B.A. (High Honors) in History and African American Studies. Her research has been supported by the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University.