Peggy Jones

Peggy Jones, M.F.A. (UNL ’93-Painting/Printmaking) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Black Studies and Associate Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). She is an artist and playwright who has won awards for both her visual art and writing. She received an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council for her play, The Journey, about Aaron Douglas, the first black graduate from the art department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1922. Her creative and research interests include intersections between race, gender, and language. She wrote a book chapter titled My Mother Tongue: A Linguistic Autoethnography in African American Women’s Language: Discourse, Education and Identity. She has six essays on African American artists in a catalog of paintings in the permanent collection of the Sheldon Art Museum in Lincoln, NE. Her most recent publication is a book chapter titled It’s All in the Game: How NOT to Teach The Wire in Predominantly White Institutions, which was published in 2016 in the edited volume, Using HBO’s The Wire to Teach Urban Issues. Her most recent play about Black radical feminist Florynce Kennedy was performed in January 2018 at the Union for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. She is also in the Speaker’s Bureau of Humanities Nebraska on the topic, Aaron Douglas, UNL ’22.

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