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About Michael Blakey


Professor Blakey works at the interface of biology, culture, and history, and his research includes the idea of race in science and society as well as biocultural anthropology and bioarcheology, and the anthropological scholarship of African diasporic intellectuals. In addition to 16 years at William & Mary, Professor Blakey is a member of the Scholarly Advisory Committee at the National Museum of African American History and Culture; The History Makers at the Library of Congress; and he served as the Scientific Director for the African Burial Ground Project from 1994-2004. Professor Blakey received the Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America from the Society for the Anthropology of North America, and he was named an African American Trailblazer in Virginia History by the Library of Virginia; both awards were in 2012.

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Present National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Anthropology, College of William and Mary Institute for Historical Biology
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