Jane Henderson

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Mellon Faculty Fellow of Geography

  • Research Associate and Lecturer of Geography

I am interested in Black geographies beyond the plantation. My first book project examines the historical and contemporary relationship of blackness to the frontier, in order to think through the place  of blackness in settler geographies and imaginaries. I ask questions about Black and Indigenous claims to space through my hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

My research is indebted to Black Caribbean thinkers and writers, whose work has pushed me toward entirely new questions and possibilities for Black life in the Americas. 



Fairchild, Room 020
HB 6017




  • B.A. University of San Diego
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

Selected Publications

  • Caroline Faria, Bisola Falola, Jane Henderson & Rebecca Maria Torres (2019) A Long Way to Go: Collective Paths to Racial Justice in Geography, The Professional Geographer, 71:2, 364-376,DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2018.1547977