Lee D. Baker
  • Lee D. Baker

  • Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College; Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Sociology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • 114 Allen Building
  • Campus Box 90042
  • Phone: (919) 684-3465
  • Fax: (919) 684-3465
  • Homepage
  • Research Description

    Lee D. Baker is Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, and African and African American Studies at Duke University. He received his B.S. from Portland State University and doctorate in anthropology from Temple University. He has been a resident fellow at Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Johns Hopkins’s Institute for Global Studies, The University of Ghana-Legon, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Humanities Center. His books include From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896-1954 (1998), Life in America: Identity and Everyday Experience (2003), and Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture (2010). Although he focuses on the history of anthropology, he has published numerous articles on such wide ranging subjects as socio-linguistics to race and democracy. Baker is also the recipient of Richard K. Lublin Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • Recent Publications

      • (April 19, 2010).
      • Meet Lee Baker, The State of Things, WUNC National Public Radio.
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      • L.D. Baker.
      • (March, 2010).
      • The Cult of Franz Boas and his “Conspiracy” to Destroy the White Race.
      • Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society
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      • L.D. Baker.
      • (2010).
      • Notes on “Post-Racial” Society.
      • North American Dialogue
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      • Newsletter of the Society for the Anthropology of North America.
      • (plenary session, SANA/ABA Conference, 2010)
      • L.D. Baker.
      • (2010).
      • Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture.
      • Duke University Press.
      • L.D. Baker.
      • (2009).
      • Racism, Risk, and the New Color of Dirty Jobs.
      • In Hugh Gusterson and Catherine Besteman (Eds.),
      • The Insecure American: How We Got Here and What We Should Do About I
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      • University of California Press.
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  • Specialties

    • Race
    • Identity
    • North America
    • Australia, New Zealand & Oceanania
    • Ethnohistory
    • Race Studies
    • African Diaspora
  • Education

      • PhD, MA,
      • Anthropology,
      • Temple University
      • Certificate in African Studies,
      • University of Ghana-Legon, Accra, Ghana,
      • 1995
      • BS,
      • Anthropology,
      • Portland State University
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Richard K. Lublin Distinguished Teaching Award,
      • Trinity College,
      • May, 2007
      • National Humanities Center Fellowship,
      • 2003-2004
      • Benjamin N. Duke Fellow,
      • National Humanities Center,
      • 0 2003
      • John Hope Franklin Institute Fellowship,
      • Duke University,
      • 2001-2002
      • Florida Humanities Scholar,
      • Florida Council for the Humanities,
      • 0 2001
      • MacDonald Summer Fellow,
      • Columbia University's Humanities and Social Sciences Council,
      • November 1999
      • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship,
      • 1998-1999
      • Temple University's Gallery of Success,
      • 1998
      • Mellon Resident Fellowship,
      • Library of the American Philosophical Society,
      • 1997
      • Natiional Council for Black Studies Fellowship,
      • Africana Studies Institute, University of Ghana-Legon,
      • July-August 1995
      • Temple University's Nominee for the Council of Graduate Schools/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award,
      • 1994
      • The Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship,
      • Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power, and History, The Johns Hopkins University,
      • 1994-1995
      • Dissertation Completion Award,
      • The Graduate School of Temple University,
      • 1993-1994
      • Pre-doctoral Fellowship,
      • National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution,
      • 1993-1994
      • Pre-doctoral Fellowship,
      • W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University,
      • 1992-1993
      • Thurgood Marshall Fellowship for Excellence in the Social Sciences,
      • Temple University,
      • 1990-1991
      • Future Faculty Fellowship,
      • Temple University,
      • 1989-1992
  • Teaching

    • CULANTH 208FS.01
      • THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF RACE
      • Perkins 087
      • TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
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