Taryn D. Jordan is a PhD candidate in the Department Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research interests lie in Black Studies, Black Feminism, and Affect Studies. Her dissertation “A Peculiar Sense: A Feminist Genealogy of (Black) Soul” brings together her research interests by tracing a genealogy of the decent, emergence, and use of “soul” by black folks. She received her B.S. in Political Science from Northern Arizona University and M.A. in Women’s Studies from Georgia State University. Taryn has invested her life in social justice work. She blends her political work and academic interests into a productive relationship where struggle and theory mutually inform one another creating the conditions for an intellectual and political spiral.