Jeanelle Hope

UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow


Dr. Jeanelle K. Hope is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Scholar for the 2020-2021 academic year and an Assistant Professor of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies at Texas Christian University. Jeanelle is native of Oakland, California and received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. She is a scholar of Black art, culture, and social movements. Jeanelle is currently developing a book manuscript on Afro-Asian solidarity in the post-Civil Rights Era that explores how Afro-Asian solidarity manifests through grassroots organizing, art and cultural production, and digital activism from the late 1960s to the era of #blacklivesmatter. Jeanelle’s broader research interests include: African American history, Blacks in the West, Black girlhood studies, Black anti-fascism, and hip-hop feminism. Her work has been featured in the American Studies Journal, Amerasia Journal, Essence, Freedom’s Racial Frontier: African Americans in the Twentieth-Century West, and Voices of River City.                                 

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