Black Women’s Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, Feminist Economics, Jurisprudence, and Policy Studies, Gendered Institutions, Women’s Leadership Studies, Africana Studies, Race, Feminism and Psychoanalysis.
Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd is an Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and an Associate Member of the Political Science Graduate Faculty at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Her interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching integrate the study of politics, law, women's studies, and Black studies.
A lawyer and political scientist, she has been actively engaged in a wide range of political and legal issues. She has been a featured speaker at fora and symposia at a number of colleges and universities, including Bryn Mawr College, CUNY Graduate Center, the New School, Northwestern University, Prairieview A&M University, Princeton University, and Syracuse University, among others. A strong advocate for minorities in general and women of color in particular, she co-founded the Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics , an organization dedicated to promoting the development of Black women's and gender studies and supporting the professionalization of Black women political scientists. As a legal theorist and activist, she has produced scholarship and provided commentary on some of the cutting edge legal cases of our time, including the important Hopwood case in Texas; her involvement and leadership around Hopwood led to guest appearances and interviews on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Public Radio.
An award-winning educator, she teaches a range of courses on Black feminist theory, Black women's political activism, and race, gender, media, and the law. Dr. Alexander-Floyd is the author of Gender, Race, and Nationalism in Contemporary Black Politics (Palgrave Macillan 2007), and her articles have appeared in leading journals such as The International Journal of Africana Studies, Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies, Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism, Politics & Gender, PS: Political Science & Politics, and Signs. A member of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Council of Academic Advisors, she investigates gender and Black political ideology in political discourse, popular culture, and social policy. Her next book project investigates the political implications of post-feminist, post-civil rights ideology.