Monday, November 5, 2012

Women of Color Speaker Series: Dr. Kamela Heyward-Rotimi



Dr. Kamela Heyward-Rotimi

On November 13th, Kamela Heyward-Rotimi, Ph.D., will discuss her work and journey to becoming a cultural anthropologist with Women's Leadership Project students at Washington Prep HS.  Dr. Heyward-Rotimi holds a B.A. in English from Spellman College and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  A Los Angeles native and graduate of LAUSD schools, Dr. Heyward-Rotimi is engaged in work that bridges academia, advocacy and public scholarship.  A Visiting Professor of Anthropology at Osun State University in Nigeria, her research looks at issues around race, science and technology in North America and Sub Saharan Africa.  She is currently conducting research on the 419 advance fee fraud culture in Nigeria.  Dr. Heyward-Rotimi is a recent winner of the annual book-proposal contest sponsored by the University of California Press and the Center for Public Anthropology. 

Contact info: Sikivu Hutchinson, shutch2396@aol.com.

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