Kia L. Caldwell

Associate Professor in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies

Caldwell completed her undergraduate degree in Spanish Literature and Civilization at Princeton University. She received her M.A. in Latin American studies and a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. She is an associate professor of African, African-American, and Diaspora Studies and adjunct associate professor of anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her research interests include gender, race, health policy, HIV/AIDS and human rights in Brazil and the United States. Her book, Negras in Brazil: Re-envisioning Black Women, Citizenship, and the Politics of Identity, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2007.  She is also the co-editor of Gendered Citizenships: Transnational Perspectives on Knowledge Production, Political Activism, and Culture, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009. She is currently completing a book, Intersectional Health Equity: Gender, Race, and Policy Engagements in Brazil. Dr. Caldwell is the co-director of the African Diaspora Fellows Program, which provides professional development for middle and high school teachers in North Carolina and is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Americas. She is also the Director of Faculty Diversity Initiatives in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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