Ramon Lee

Education:
Ph.D. Anthropology, University at Albany - SUNY [In Progress]
M.A. Anthropology, University at Albany - SUNY, 2016.
B.A. Africana Studies & History, Hampshire College, 2009.

Contact:
leeramon44@gmail.com

Research Interests:
Intersectionality; Power, Politics and History of African Diaspora; Black Ethnohistory; Socio-psychological Trends in Black-American Communities.

Area of Study / Field site:
Albany, New York.

Academic Advisor & Subfield:
Dr. Elise Andaya; Cultural Anthropology

The focus of my dissertation project is to study the effectiveness and influence of black activism in Albany. I view black activism as a counter-hegemonic set of discourse, practice, cultural production, and strategies, which calls forth key notions of identity and power as it relates to Afro-descent or black-identified people. I work with local activists to theorize and challenge structures of domination in the spirit of activis anthropology.