Faye Harrison

University of Florida

Faye Harrison is a Professor in African American Studies and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida. Her research interests include the African diaspora, the Caribbean, social inequality, human rights, political economy, history of anthropology, critical race feminism. Her research approach is one that emphasizes race, gender, class, and (trans)national identity as interlocking dimensions of difference, inequality, and power. Over the years, she’s done extensive ethnographic and documentary research in the United States, Great Britain, and the Caribbean; however, her research interests have taken her to other places as well, including Mexico, Denmark, South Africa, and China. She has published numerous books, journal articles and book chapters, including most recently Resisting Racism: Global Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Human Rights (Ed.), 2005, and African-American Pioneers in Anthropology (co-ed. with Ira E. Harrison), 1999. Her new book, Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age, is forthcoming with University of Illinois Press in 2007.