Jameka Hartley is an interdisciplinary Black feminist poet and scholar. Her work centers on issues of Black motherhood, popular cultural representations of Black women, child to adult outcomes and stigma. As a former social worker, she is passionate about telling stories that address common misrepresentations about Black women and girls within the US. Her previous clinical experience influences how she views the world, impacts her scholarly work and undergirds her commitment to social justice. Her work as been published in the International Review of Qualitative Research and can be seen in the forthcoming (2022) anthology Maternal Connections (Demeter Press).
Academic areas of interest
Black motherhood; Black Feminism; Black women and girls; Intersectionality; Auto-ethnography; Reproductive justice