Kia L. Caldwell
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.