Leslie Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers New Brunswick, specializing in social movements. She draws extensively on the fields of race and gender, critical race theory, and online social media in her study of collective mobilization. In her dissertation, she argued that Black women are forming intellectual salons through online social media, in which they are making groundbreaking theoretical contributions toward the public understanding of race and gender.
Leslie is an interdisciplinary scholar that is active in the digital humanities and digital sociologies communities. From 2017-2018, she was a Mellon doctoral fellow in the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at Penn. In 2018-2019, she was a Graduate Fellow at the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of Pennsylvania. She began co-ordinating the Digital Sociology Mini-Conference in during the 2016-2017 academic years as part of the Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting, first started in 2015 by Jessie Daniels, Karen Gregory, and Tressie McMillan Cottom.