Associate Professor of Economics
Nina Banks is an Associate Professor of Economics at Bucknell University. Her research makes visible the unseen work of Black and other marginalized women by examining their unpaid work and community activism against racial disparities. Her determination to restore Black women to economic history led to the recovery of the economic thought of the first Black American economist, Sadie T.M. Alexander.
She serves on the Board of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and The Review of Black Political Economy. Professor Banks is a founder and organizer of the annual Freedom and Justice conference of NEA and ASHE.
Professor Banks has a doctorate in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is editor, Democracy, Race & Justice: The Speeches and Writings of Sadie T.M. Alexander.