Lynette Jackson

Associate professor, gender and women's studies and African American studies


Lynette Jackson

Lynette Jackson — Photo: Jenny Fontaine

Lynette Jackson is engaged in human rights and social justice activism and research, with a particular concentration in the human rights of women and girls and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in Africa. She serves on the Chicago Committee of Human Rights Watch and is co-founder of Where is The Outrage, a Chicago-based group focused on issues related to sexual and gender-based violence.

She is the author of “Surfacing Up: Psychiatry and Social Order in Colonial Zimbabwe” and has written extensively on topics of gender, sexuality and health in African history. Her most recent research examines child refugees from civil war in Sudan.

Jackson provides expert witness testimony in gender-based political asylum cases, particularly cases involving female genital mutilation, and is available to address global issues involving women and gender.

Subject areas:

  • Human rights
  • Social justice
  • Public health
  • New African diasporas
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Post-Conflict reconstruction
  • Late Cold War solidarity movements
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