Category Archives: Officers

Diana A. Burnett

Anthropology News  Co-Contributing Editor Diana A. Burnett is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include diaspora and transnationalism, racial health inequities, Black religious and spiritual communities, nutrition-related chronic disease prevention, and medical anthropology. Diana’s … > Continue reading

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Tiffany Cain

Anthropology News Co-Contributing Editor Tiffany Cain is a doctoral student with a M.A. in Anthropology – Stanford University and a B.A. with Honors, Archaeology – Stanford University. As an anthropologist, she uses historical archaeology and ethnography to better understand the … > Continue reading

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Bianca C. Williams

Co-General Editor Bianca Williams is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Williams’ research centers on theories of race and gender within African diasporic communities, particularly the emotional aspects of being “Black” and a … > Continue reading

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K. Nyerere Turé

Webmaster K. Nyerere Turé is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at American University – Washington, DC. His research interests include the intersections of race and place, public housing, displacement/gentrification, urban crime and structural violence. Turé earned a BA in African/African … > Continue reading

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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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