Associate Professor, Political Science
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Jett is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusivity at Butler University. She is also an affiliate faculty member of the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Program. Jett teaches courses on US politics with a focus on the experiences of African Americans and other ethnic minorities such as Black Political Thought and The Politics of Alice Walker.
Jett’s research focus is on the post-Civil Rights Movement experiences of African Americans in rural communities in the southern US and she is currently writing on the recent settlements of Black, Native American, Women and Latino farmers against the United States Department of Agriculture for discrimination.
Jett earned her BA in Ethnic Studies as well as her MPA from California State University, Hayward (now East Bay). She holds a PhD in Public Policy and Public Administration from Auburn University. She is President of the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, is on the Indiana Debate Commission and is an elder at Witherspoon Presbyterian Church.