Myeshia Babers is a Cultural Anthropologist of Contemporary African American Manhood and Masculinity in Western Culture. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology, before earning her masters and Ph.D in Anthropology at Texas A&M University. Currently, she holds a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of Wooster where she teaches four-field introduction to anthropology courses, and sociology courses on race, inequalities, and masculinities in American society.
Audrey Smedley, one of the nation’s first African American women anthropologists, was born in Detroit in 1930, the eldest daughter of Ulysses and Mattie Smedley. While raising six children, her mother maintained a career as a beautician; her father owned and operated a gas station … Read MoreAudrey Smedley (1930-2020)