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Jenna Loyd, PhD

Assistant Professor
Public Health Policy & Administration
(414) 227-3870
Zilber 348

Postdoctoral Fellow, Island Detention Project, Department of Geography, Syracuse University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Place, Culture & Politics, The CUNY Graduate Center
Faculty Fellow in the Humanities, Humanities Center, Syracuse University
PhD, Geography, University of California, Berkeley
MA, Geography, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Anthropology and Geography, University of California, Berkeley


Dr. Jenna Loyd comes to the study of public health with research and teaching backgrounds in human geography and women’s studies. She focuses on the interrelations among race, gender, and class and how structural violence is built into the landscapes of US cities. She is interested in everyday understandings of health and violence and people’s grassroots mobilizations for health and social justice. Her first book Health Rights are Civil Rights: Peace and Justice Activism in Los Angeles, 1963-1978 (2014, University of Minnesota Press) traces how the peace and social justice activists–particularly within the Black freedom, women’s, welfare rights, and peace movements –worked to create accessible health care and healthier living conditions in the city.