About Whitney Battle-Baptiste

I am a historical archaeologist who focuses on the intersectional relationship of race, class, gender and the shaping of cultural landscapes across the African Diaspora. My theoretical interests include Black Feminist theory, African American material and expressive culture, and critical heritage studies. I have worked at many sites, including the home of Andrew Jackson in Nashville, Tennessee; Rich Neck Plantation in Williamsburg, Virginia; and The Abiel Smith School in Boston, Massachusetts; and the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. I am the author of Black Feminist Archaeology, (Left Coast Press, 2011) and my latest research is at the Millars Plantation on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas.

Positions

Present Director of W.E.B. Du Bois Center, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
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Present Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
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Curriculum Vitae


Disciplines

None

Honors and Awards

Five College Curriculum Support for African Studies Grant and Crossroads in the Study of the Americas Faculty Fellow

Courses

  • Gender & Slavery in the Americas
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Race and the American Museum
  • Gender in Hip-Hop Culture
  • The Anthropology of Slavery


Contact Information

211 Machmer
240 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-577-0932
Fax: 545-9494


Articles (2)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (5)

Presentations (24)