Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Program Chair Whitney Battle-Baptiste is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Battle-Baptiste is a historical archaeologist interested in race, gender, and cultural landscapes. Her theoretical interests include Black Feminist theory, critical race theory and … > Continue reading

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Oneka LaBennett

Membership Chair Oneka LaBennett is Associate Professor of African and African American Studies, and Women’s Studies at Fordham University. She is also Research Director of the Bronx African American History Project   (BAAHP). Her teaching focuses on African Diasporic identities, popular … > Continue reading

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Karen Williams

Anthropology News Editor Karen G. Williams is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Her research interests include the criminal justice system, governance, race/racism(s), social stratification, and medical anthropology. Williams’ current research project is … > Continue reading

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Melanie E. L. Bush

Awards Committee, Chair Melanie E. L. Bush is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Adelphi University. She has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and presented at a range of national conferences particularly in the fields of sociology and anthropology, … > Continue reading

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Riché Daniel Barnes

Works in Progress Riché Barnes is an Assistant Professor Riché Barnes received her B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College, her M.S. in Urban Studies from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and her M.A. … > Continue reading

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Kimberly Eison Simmons

Awards Committee Co-Chair Kimberly Eison Simmons is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Her research interests include racialization processes, women’s organizations and activism, identity formation and the cultural construction … > Continue reading

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Alisha Winn

Archivist Alisha R. Winn is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Fayetteville State University. Her recent research focused on the social and cultural dynamics of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, one of the largest, most successful African American financial institutions in … > Continue reading

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David Simmons

President David Simmons is an associate professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the University of South Carolina. He studies health and healing practices as they intersect with various fields of power in a … > Continue reading

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Andrea Carol Abrams

President-Elect Andrea Carol Abrams  is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Centre College – Danville, KY. She is the author of God and Blackness: Race, Gender and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church (NYU Press, 2014). Before teaching at … > Continue reading

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