Natasha Howard

    Assistant Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies
    Assistant Professor, Africana Studies

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Natasha Howard, PhD, joined Africana Studies in 2012.  Her 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.


  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Research Areas

  • Latin America and race
  • 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

Country Specialization(s)

  • Dominican Republic
  • Cuba