Bettina Judd


Seattle, WA

Author's Bio

Bettina Judd is an interdisciplinary writer, artist and performer whose research focus is on Black women's creative production and our use of visual art, literature, and music to develop feminist thought. Her current book manuscript argues that Black women’s creative production is feminist knowledge production produced by registers of affect she calls “feelin.” As of September 2016, she will be Assistant Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington.

She has received fellowships from the Five Colleges, The Vermont Studio Center and the University of Maryland. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in poetry.

Her poems have appeared in Torch, Mythium, Meridians and other journals and anthologies. Her collection of poems titled Patient. which tackles the history of medical experimentation on and display of Black women won the Black Lawrence Press Hudson Book Prize and was released in November of 2014. As a performer she has been invited to perform for audiences in Vancouver, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Paris, New York, and Mumbai.

Publications & Prizes

Patient. (Black Lawrence Press, 2014)
Prizes won: 

2013 Hudson Book Prize

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African American
Prefers to work with: 
At Risk Youth, LGBTQ, Homelessness, Illness/Wellness, Incarcerated individuals
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Baltimore, MD
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Last update: May 18, 2017