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Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard PhD Research Fellow. Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

Dr. Gordon Nembhard is a political economist specializing in community economics, Black Political Economy and popular economic literacy. Her research and publications explore problematics and alternative solutions in cooperative economic development and worker ownership, community economic development, wealth inequality and community-based asset building, and community-based approaches to justice. Her publications include the book Black cooperatives: Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice (The Pennsylvania State University Press), which was a finalist for the University of Memphis Benjamin L. Hicks National Book Award for 2014.

As an affiliate scholar at the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan, Nembhard was co-investigator for the “Measuring the Impact of Credit Unions,” Community and University Research Partnerships (CURA) project. She is also an affiliate scholar with the Economics Department’s Center on Race and Wealth at Howard University.