Natanya Duncan

Assistant Professor of History and Geography, Morgan State University

Dr. Natanya Duncan received her PhD from the University of Florida in 2009. Her areas of research include a focus on the development of Black Nationalist practices prevalent amongst female members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and subsequent derivative groups which she has termed as an “Efficient Womanhood.” Using this framework, which she asserts refers to the “blending of nationalist and gendered concerns without the sacrificing of one for the other amongst African American women during the long freedom struggle,” Dr. Duncan is presently revising her dissertation into a manuscript entitled, Crossing Waters, Fighting Tides: The `Efficient Womanhood’ of the Universal Negro Improvement Association 1919-1930. As a recipient of a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University, Natanya Duncan used the time to start her second full length book project which will focus on the life work of Queen Mother Audley More. Presently, she is an Assistant Professor at Morgan State University.