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Lee D. Baker, Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology and Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College

Lee D. Baker
Contact Info:
Office Location:  104 Social Sciences
Office Phone:  (919) 681-3263
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • CULANTH 535S.01, RACE/RACISM/DEMOCRACY Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 118, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as AAAS 545S.01)
Education:

Ph.D.Temple University1994
Certificate in African StudiesUniversity of Ghana-Legon, Accra, Ghana1995
B.S.Portland State University1989
PhD, MATemple University
Specialties:

Race
Identity
North America
Australia, New Zealand & Oceanania
Ethnohistory
Race Studies
African Diaspora
Research Interests:

Lee D. Baker received his Ph.D. from Temple University in 1994. His research explores the history of anthropology and its role in the U.S. as the science of race and arbiter of culture. He is author of From Savage To Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896-1954 (UC Press 1998). While his main research explores the history of anthropology in the U.S., he is also interested in the Aboriginal experience in Australia, and the African American experience in the U.S.

Areas of Interest:

History of US Anthropology
race, racism, and democracy
politics of culture
US
Australia

Keywords:

History of Anthropology • race • racism • democracy • politics of culture • US • Australia

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Margot Weiss  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Baker, LD, Truth's Fool: Derek Freeman and the War over Cultural Anthropology by Peter Hempenstall Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2017. 321 pp., American Anthropologist, vol. 120 no. 3 (September, 2018), pp. 621-622, WILEY [doi]
  2. Baker, LD; Canada, T, Is it Worth it? Science Education of the Talented 2%, Transforming Anthropology, vol. 24 no. 2 (October, 2016), pp. 116-124, WILEY [doi]  [abs]
  3. Handler, R; Bashkow, I; Solway, J; Baker, LD; Schrempp, G, Voicing the ancestors: Readings in memory of George Stocking, Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, vol. 6 no. 3 (January, 2016), pp. 367-386, University of Chicago Press [doi]  [abs]
  4. Baker, LD, Meet Lee Baker, The State of Things, WUNC National Public Radio (April, 2010)
  5. Baker, LD, The cult of Franz Boas and his "conspiracy" to destroy the white race., Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 154 no. 1 (March, 2010), pp. 8-18, ISSN 0003-049X [20695237]