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Afro-American Studies


Riché J. Daniel Barnes
Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor Riché Barnes received her B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College, her M.S. in Urban Studies from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology with a certificate in Women’s Studies from Emory University.

Dr. Barnes currently specializes in race, class, and gender dynamics in African American families as they are experienced in the U.S. political economy, race and identity formation across the African Diaspora, and black women’s articulations of feminism. Her research and publications have focused on cultural shifts in black women’s perceptions of career and family in the U.S. and abroad. She is currently working on a manuscript that explores black women’s career and family gender strategies as they are rooted in class position and racial identity.

Since joining the faculty in 2007, Dr. Barnes has taught Black Feminist Theory, Introduction to Black Culture, and Race, Place and Identity. She looks forward to adding The Black Church in the United States, and the seminar, Race and Class in Conflict, to her list of courses offered.