Nadia Jackson-Fitch is from Norman, Oklahoma, her preferred pronouns are she/her/hers, and she enjoys traveling in her free time. Her primary goal in grad school is to learn and build on current sociological literature, develop strong interdisciplinary skills, and grow relationships within academia. Post-graduate school, her goal is to teach and conduct research at an R1 university.
In 2019, Nadia received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. She is broadly interested in the modern manifestations of racism and colorism in America, with a particular focus on the impacts of American sports on Black athletes while also examining the intersectional dynamics of gender, class, and body image.
In addition to pursuing her PhD in the Sociology department, Nadia is an American Cultural Studies Harvey fellow and is also a part of the inaugural cohort of graduate fellows for the Center of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity (CRE2). Additionally, she volunteers as a job coach for the Transformative Workforce Academy.