uc irvine school of nursing center for nursing philosophy new fellow jess dillard-wright

Jess Dillard-Wright.

Congratulations to our second Center for Nursing Philosophy (CNP) student/new faculty fellow, Jess Dillard-Wright!

Dillard-Wright served as a CNP Fellow from July 2021 until June 2022. Dillard-Wright’s fellowship will focus on the idea of “Nursing Radical Ethics: Generative Resistance, Embodied Praxis.”

The competitive fellowship supports promising students and/or new faculty in their pursuit of targeted scholarship in/on nursing philosophy.

The fellowship is a one academic year commitment of intensive mentored scholarship in the Center for Nursing Philosophy at UCI to support scholarship completion.

Dillard-Wright, PhD, MA, RN, CNM (she/they, her/their, hers/theirs) lives and works in Augusta, Ga.

Dillard-Wright is a white, fat, queer, genderqueer, feminist, antiracist, abolitionist, nurse dissident, activist-scholar.

She/they completed her/their PhD at Augusta University College of Nursing.

Dillard-Wright earned her/their bachelor of science in science, technology, and culture from Georgia Institute of Technology and her master of arts in women’s history from Sarah Lawrence College.

Dillard-Wright also completed their prelicensure master of science in nursing from Medical College of Georgia and a master of science in nursing in community-based nurse-midwifery from Frontier Nursing University.

Her/their vision for nursing education means preparing students to embrace the sociopolitical dimensions of nursing, activating a radical imagination for the profession in order to secure a more just, equitable future for all people.

Dillard-Wright is an assistant professor at Augusta University where she/they also direct the College of Nursing Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Her/their scholarship attends to ideas in nursing, focusing on the intersections where feminism, nursing, and activism interact. Her/their work accounts for both the normative ideologies that historically shape nursing while documenting those nurses who have resisted in various ways.

Dillard-Wright is a member of the International Philosophy of Nursing Society executive committee, a founding member of the Nursology Theory Collective, a co-organizer of Nursing Mutual Aid, and the American Association of History of Nursing.