Professor at The European Graduate School / EGS.
Dent is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. At the same university, she previously worked as Director of the Institute for Advanced Feminist Research and as Principal Investigator for the UC Multicampus Research Group on Transnationalizing Justice. Dent obtained her doctoral degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. In 1998, she was the editor of Black Popular Culture. Her research interests revolve around race, feminism, legal theory, and popular culture. She has two forthcoming books: Anchored to the Real: Black Literature in the Wake of Anthropology and Prison as a Border and Other Essays.