Since completing my first book in 2003, I have been researching public health activism among women and men of color from 1930 until the present. This research culminated in my second book, just published this spring, More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women’s Health Movement (NYU Press, 2015).
My first book, Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement, was published by NYU Press in 2003. I am currently completing a co-edited collection with Professor Barbara Molony of Santa Clara University. The collection fills a much-needed gap in transnational feminist history. It is called Women’s Activism and “Second Wave” Feminism: Transnational Histories and will be published in the spring of 2016.
Ph.D., 1999, Rutgers University, United States History
B.A., 1989, Brown University, Semiotics
• Professor and Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, The University of Redlands, July 2014 to the present.
• Associate Professor and Director, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, The University of Redlands, July 2008-July 2014.
•Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies Program, The University of Redlands, September 2004-June 2008.
•Director, Sarah Isom Center for Women, The University of Mississippi, July 2003-July 2004.
•Assistant Director, Sarah Isom Center for Women, The University of Mississippi, August 2002-July 2003.
•Visiting Assistant Professor, Women's Studies, State University of New York at New Paltz, September 2001-August 2002.
•Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, September 1999-July 2001.
Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
History of Sexuality in the United States
Contemporary Feminist Theories: Women in Film
Sex Work: Interdisciplinary Methods
Pregnancy & Power
Jennifer Nelson is an active member of the National Women’s Studies Association, the Berkshires Conference of Women Historians, and the Western Association of Women’s Historians.