Lynette A. Jackson is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She also serves on boards and advisory committees addressing human rights and social justice, including the Chicago Committee of Human Rights Watch, and The Public Square, which is the City of Chicago’s Refugee and Immigrant Advisory Committee.

Lynette’s research interests focus on African History, Africa women’s and gender studies, the history and politics of health in Africa and gender and forced migration in Sudan.