Jennie Jiang (she/her) joined the Ph.D. program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University in Fall 2021. She holds a B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University, where her undergraduate thesis focused on interrogating the epistemological roots of biomedical models of mental illness in scientific and popular imagination. Her current research interests include taking a feminist science studies approach to understanding endocrine-disrupting chemicals, a subset of environmental toxins that affect sex and reproductive systems in human and nonhuman animals. She is also broadly interested in how uneven geographies of toxicity are shaped by settler colonialism and racial capitalism.
Jennie currently serves as the Graduate Project Manager of Insurgent Intersections: Combating Global Anti-Blackness, a multi-year project hosted by the Department of Africana Studies at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. In her spare time, you can find her cooking, sewing, reading fiction, and tending to her houseplants and garden.