Assistant Professor, English and African & African Diaspora Studies
Professor Jones teaches 20th and 21st century African American cultural production. She specializes in visual studies and photography, space and place, and Black feminist criticism. Her writing on Black visual culture has been published in Aperture, Souls, Callaloo, Southern Cultures, and MCA Chicago. Her current project, The Last Thanksgiving at West Rutland Square, blends family history, spatial study, and visual archives to resurface Black life in Boston’s South End in the wake of displacement. She is also at work on a visual and architectural study of Black women’s rooming houses, exploring how these sites–and their contemporary traces–materialize and memorialize Black feminist world-building in the early twentieth century. Professor Jones is the recipient of fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and the Provost's Fellows Program at Dartmouth College. She holds her PhD and MA from Harvard University and BA from Emory University.
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