Dr. Emerald Christopher (Women and Gender Studies) NEW UDARI Co-Chair

Posted on August 19, 2022 at: 9:28 am

Dr. Christopher’s research focuses on the socio-political position of Black women in the United States. Through an examination of Black women’s representation in popular culture, Christopher’s research explores the translation of social and cultural representations of Black women into political institutions, policies, and practices. Her current research focuses on gender-based violence, specifically as it impacts Black women. Her work explores the ways in which gendered dynamics of racial injustice and racial dynamics of gender injustice transform to create a unique form of gender based violence experienced by Black women. Christopher received her Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She holds Master of Arts degrees in Education and Human Development and Women’s Studies from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Women’s Studies from the University of Delaware.