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.
WGS 150 Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGS 220 Comparative Feminisms
WGS 232 History of Sexuality in the United States
Contemporary Feminist Theories: Women in Film
WGS 337 Sex Work: Interdisciplinary Methods
WGS 333 Pregnancy & Power
WGS 459 Senior Seminar
• 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.
Women’s Activism and “Second Wave” Feminism: Transnational Histories. Edited by Barbara Molony and Jennifer Nelson. London: Bloomsbury Press, forthcoming spring 2016.
More than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women's Health Movement. New York: New York University Press, 2015.
Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement. New York: New York University Press, 2003.
“‘Breaking the Chain of Poverty’: Family Planning and the Population Council/Office of Economic Opportunity Alliance." Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 69 (1) 2014.
“‘All this that has happened to me shouldn’t happen to nobody else’: Loretta Ross and the Women of Color Reproductive Freedom Movement of the 1980s,” The Journal of Women’s History, 22:3 (2010).
“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.