Natasha Howard

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Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies
Assistant Professor, Africana Studies
Ph.D., The University of New Mexico | CV

Dr. Howard's research centers on unveiling the structure of anti-black racism and the production of anti-black racial discourses in the Americas. She is an interdisciplinary scholar drawing upon ethnic and women studies, Black feminist theory and sociology.  Her graduate work explored the subtle (re)production of anti-black ideology in critical discourses on race.  Additionally, her research focused on racial dynamics between people of color. Her research has been presented at the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, as well as Critical Ethnic Studies. She teaches Africana studies courses on: Black Women in the African Diaspora; Culture and Education; Critical Race Theory; Race and Globalization; Sociology of Black Communities.


Black geographies, Black feminist and women of color geographies, critical race studies, geographies of the Southwest, urban geographies, discourses on race, nature and the environment, Latin America and race


Dr. Howard's current research focuses on mapping Black geographies in the United States and Latin America.