Degrees: Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, Ph.D., 1999; Brown University, BA, 1989
Office: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,
Larsen Hall #206
Office Hours: T Th 1:30 – 2:30 and by appt.
Phone: 909/748-8729 Campus Ext. 8729
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.
History of Sexuality in the United States
Contemporary Feminist Theories: Women in Film
Sex Work: Interdisciplinary Methods
Pregnancy & Power
Brown University, BA, 1989
Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, Ph.D., 1999
I taught Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers, SUNY-New Paltz, and The University of Mississippi before coming to University of Redlands.
"Health Care Reconsidered: Forging Community Wellness among African Americans in the South," The Bulletin of the History of Medicine 81:3 (2007).
”Using Blogs and Wikis in the Women’s Studies Classroom,” Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources 27:2 (2006).
"‘Hold your head up and stick out your chin': Community Health and Women's Health in Mound Bayou, Mississippi," National Women's Studies Association Journal 17:1 (2005).
"‘Abortions under community control': Feminism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Reproduction Among New York City's Young Lords," The Journal of Women's History 13:1 (2001).
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.