B.A (1980), M.A. (1981), Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill, 1988.
AFAM 101, Intro to African-American Studies; AFAM 050-001 Defining Blackness; AFAM 280 Blacks in North Carolina
My major area of interest is the creation and activation of racial categories in the United States and remembrances of slavery. I have published on black witches in Colonial Massachusetts and on American slavery. I have presented papers at numerous conferences including the American Anthropological Association, the National Council for Public History, and most recently the Slavery and University conference at Emory University. Currently I am working on chapters for two edited volumes dealing with Slavery and Universities and on race and memory.
I am a member of the Faculty Council, the Faculty Executive Committee, the Administrative Board of the Libraries, and the University History Council at UNC and have served on the Martin Luther King Jr. Planning committee for a number of years.
Hortense McClinton award,Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching