Jennifer D. Jones
Jennifer Dominique Jones
Jennifer D. Jones
Jennifer Dominique Jones

Jennifer D. Jones received her PhD from the Department of History. Her primary research interests include African American History after 1877 and the History of Sexuality, Women and Gender. Her dissertation, titled“ ‘The Fruits of Mixing’: Homosexuality and the Politics of Racial Empowerment in the South, 1945-1975,” chronicles the manner in which characterizations of gay men and lesbians were an important aspect of southern-based campaigns for and conflicts over black racial equality. Advocates and opponents of black racial equality used these characterizations to delineate whom should have access to the full benefits of national citizenship and race-defined communal belonging. Jennifer graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2007 with a B.A. (High Honors) in History and African American Studies.

Biography

Jennifer D. Jones received her PhD from the Department of History. Her primary research interests include African American History after 1877 and the History of Sexuality, Women and Gender. Her dissertation, titled“ ‘The Fruits of Mixing’: Homosexuality and the Politics of Racial Empowerment in the South, 1945-1975,” chronicles the manner in which characterizations of gay men and lesbians were an important aspect of southern-based campaigns for and conflicts over black racial equality. Advocates and opponents of black racial equality used these characterizations to delineate whom should have access to the full benefits of national citizenship and race-defined communal belonging. Jennifer graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2007 with a B.A. (High Honors) in History and African American Studies.