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Richard R. Flores

Senior Associate Dean For Academic Affairs; Professor

flores@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-9209 |
GEB 3.210

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Folklore and expressive culture of Greater Mexico; anthropology of symbols; anthropology

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Edmund T. Gordon

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies

etgordon@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-8043 |
BEL 224U

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Culture and power in the African Diaspora, gender studies (particularly Black males), critical race theory, race education, and the racial economy of space and resources.

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Christen Smith

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology

christen.smith@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-6332 |
GWB 3.112

Education: Ph.D., Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University

Interests: Blackness, performance, racial formation, violence, Black women and transnational struggle, Black liberation and resistance in the Americas (particularly Brazil and the United States)