Nina Banks

Member of the IAFFE Board of Directors

Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania USA 

Nina Banks is associate professor of economics at Bucknell University and an affiliated faculty member in women’s studies and Africana Studies.  She has served as Acting Director of the university’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender (CSREG).  Her publications focus on social reproduction and migrant households, black women and work, and the economics of the first black economist in the U.S. - Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander.  She teaches courses on U.S. women’s economic history, gender and migration, and poverty in the U.S. and is the inaugural director of the Bucknell-in-Ghana study abroad program. She has been the organizer for the IAFFE Book Author Celebration at the annual ASSA meetings and has served on IAFFE’s Rhonda Williams Prize committee.  She is a faculty mentor for the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) program.  She organized the first joint annual Freedom and Justice conference of the National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society for Hispanic Economists (ASHE).  She received her doctorate in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 


Updated October 2015