Julia is professor of Public and Community Service and Director of the Black Studies Program at Providence College (RI). Her interdisciplinary research focuses on African American women and public policy. Jordan- Zachery has authored a number and she is the author of the award winning book “Black women, cultural images and social policy” (2009 Routledge). “Shadow Bodies: Black Women, Ideology, Representation and Politics, her most recent book is forthcoming (Rutgers University Press. Her recent paper “Black Girlhood and “The Help”: Constructing Black Girlhood in a “Post” Racial, Gender, and Welfare State” was the 2013 winner of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists’ Rodney Higgins Best Faculty Paper Award.
Currently, Jordan-Zachery is working on a edited volume that explore the ‘#BlackGirlMagic”. Additionally she is the co-editor, with Nikol Alexander-Floyd for a special issue of the National Political Science Review on Black women and politics. Jordan-Zachery strives to bring intersectionality to a wider audience via her blog—Sapphire Unbound. Sapphire Unbound explores the lived realities of Black women and seeks to challenge the invisibility of Black women in policy and politics. http://juliajordan-zachery.com.