Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery

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My mother laid my foundation.

I came to Africana Studies as a result of my interest in power. As a young girl, I became fascinated with the role of the International Monetary Fund in the Caribbean. I didn’t always have the language to explain how I felt, but I knew that it was concerning.  My mother also heavily influenced how I came to Africana Studies and even what I study. Through my formal education, I found my way to the study of Black women and power. But it was my mother who laid that foundation.

Research/Teaching Interests

  • Black feminist thought
  • Race, gender and public policy
  • Black women and healing practices.