Jennifer Uribe is a blackqueerdominicanfirstgenerationPhDstudent in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles (Tovaangar Lands). They are from Highbridge, the Bronx, New York (Wappinger and Lenape Lands). Prior to graduate school she was a qualitative and operations research assistant at MDRC, a social policy organization, and a focus group moderator and analyst at PerryUndem, a public opinion firm.
Their research is concerned with the living conditions of Black girls who are trans, cis, non-binary, womxn, and femmes across the Black diaspora. Their current project is still being narrowed down, however mostly lies in the discourses surrounding Afro-Latinidad specifically Dominican nationalism, the history of domesticity in the Dominican Republic and the United States, femicides, urban place making, and social policy formed against low income communities in New York. She is starting to engage the history of public housing en las Americas and speculative fiction.
Two Black feminist books that have deeply impacted their thinking and study are Terrion Williamson’s Scandalize my Name: Black Feminist Practice and The Making of Black Social Life and Marisa Fuentes’s Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive. In their free time they are employed as a Student Educator at the Hammer Museum.