Lee D. Baker
  • Lee D. Baker

  • Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies and Sociology and Dean of Academic Affairs of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Interim Director of International Comparative Studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • 114 Allen, Durham, NC 27708-0042
  • 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

      • LD Baker.
      • (2015).
      • Parental involvement on display at W.G. Pearson.
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      • LD Baker.
      • (2015).
      • Risk Avoidance and Transfer: Thoughts on New Directions for Africana Studies.
      • International Journal of Africana Studies
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      • LD Baker.
      • (2015).
      • Franz Boas and his “Conspiracy” to Destroy the White Race.
      • American Philosophical Society Proceedings
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      Publication Description

      Papers from the Symposium: Cultural Subjects and Objects: The Legacy of Franz Boas and Its Futures in Anthropology, Academe, and Human Rights.

      • LD Baker.
      • (2015).
      • Review of The social sciences and theories of race.
      • JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
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      • LD Baker.
      • (2014).
      • Racism in Professional Settings: Forms of Address as Clues to Power Relations.
      • In AK Spears (Eds.),
      • Race & Ideology: Language, Symbolism, and Popular Culture
      • (pp. 115-132).
      • Detroit: Wayne State University Press.
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  • Specialties

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

      • Certificate in African Studies,
      • University of Ghana-Legon, Accra, Ghana,
      • 1995
      • Ph.D.,
      • Temple University,
      • 1994
      • B.S.,
      • Anthropology,
      • Portland State University,
      • 1989
      • PhD, MA,
      • Anthropology,
      • Temple University
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study of North America.,
      • Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA),
      • January 2012
      • Richard K. Lublin Distinguished Teaching Award,
      • Trinity College,
      • May, 2007
      • National Humanities Center Fellowship,
      • 2003-2004
      • Fellow,
      • National Humanities Center,
      • January 2003
      • 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
      • Ford Foundation Fellowships/ Postdoctoral,
      • National Academies, The,
      • January 1998
      • Library Resident Fellows,
      • American Philosophical Society,
      • January 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
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