Nash's work focuses on black feminism, black sexual politics, race and visual culture, and race and law. She held fellowships at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and at Columbia University's Society of Fellows. Her research has also been supported by GW's University Facilitating Fund and Columbian College Facilitating Fund, and by the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Women's Studies and the Woodrow Wilson Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship. Nash's current book project, Black Feminism Remixed, examines the complex relationship between black feminism and women's studies. The book’s point of departure is a paradox: women’s studies treats black feminism both as an outdated practice in need of critical reformation and as the site of women’s studies most important theoretical innovations.