African American Studies warmly welcomes Aimee Meredith Cox who will join Yale University as an Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of African American Studies and Anthropology beginning July 1, 2017. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of Anthropology, Black Studies, and Performance Studies. Cox’s first monograph, Shapeshifters: Black Girls and the Choreography of Citizenship (Duke 2015), won a 2016 Victor Turner Book Prize in Ethnographic Writing, and Honorable Mention from the 2016 Gloria E. Anzaldúa Book Prize, given by the National Women’s Studies Association. She is the editor of the forthcoming volume, Gender: Space (MacMillan) and co-editor of a special issue of Public: A Journal of Imagining America on art and knowledge production in the academy.
Cox earned her M.A. and PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and B.A. with honors in Anthropology from Vassar College.
View Aimee Meredith Cox’s faculty page in the African American Studies Department: http://afamstudies.yale.edu/people/aimee-meredith-cox