Dr. Barnes is a socio-cultural anthropologist whose research to date has focused on a broad range of issues concerning Black families throughout the African Diaspora (broadly defined), schools, communities, and cities; Black women’s roles as mothers; and gender as it pertains to marriage, career, and motherhood. Her research has appeared in numerous scholarly collections, including The Changing Landscape of Work and Family in the American Middle Class and The Gender, Culture, and Power Reader. Her book, Raising the Race: Black Career Women Redefine Marriage, Motherhood and Community (Rutgers Press 2016), was nominated for an NAACP award and namedwinner of the 2017 Distinguished Book Award for the Race, Gender, and Class Section of the American Sociological Association. A scholar who has received numerous awards and fellowships, Dr. Barnes is currently working on two projects that expand her research on Black motherhood: Investigating the impact of race, class, and gender on health disparities and strategies for educating and enculturating Black children.
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