Lee D. Baker
Mrs. Alexander Hehmeyer Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Lee D. Baker is 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. He served as Dean of Academic Affairs from 2008-2016.
Baker, L. D. “Review of Melville J. Herskovits and the Racial Politics of Knowledge by Jerry Gershenhorn.” American Anthropologist, vol. 107, 2005, pp. 524–25.
Baker, L. D. “Taking the Plunge and Seizing the Time- -Again.” Transforming Anthropology, vol. 13, 2005, pp. 75–78.
Baker, L. D. “Naming Moments Properly.” Transforming Anthropology, vol. 13, 2005, pp. 1–2.
Baker, L. D. “Rethinking Black Studies: You Can't Do That With Out Organization.” Souls a Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, vol. 6, no. (3/4), Nov. 2004, pp. 36–40.
BAKER, L. E. E. D. “A Model Approach for Studying Race: Provocative Theory, Sound Science, and Very Good History:The Problem of Race in the Twenty-First Century.;Race in Mind: Race, IQ, and Other Racisms.;The Funding of Scientific Racism: Wickliffe Draper and the Pioneer Fund.” American Anthropologist, vol. 106, no. 1, Wiley, Mar. 2004, pp. 168–72. Crossref, doi:10.1525/aa.2004.106.1.168. Full Text
Baker, L. D. “Review of Racism: A Short History by George M. Fredrickson.” New West Indian Guide, vol. 78, 2004, pp. 125–26.
Baker, L. D. “Message from the President.” North American Dialogue, vol. 7, no. 2, 2004.
Baker, L. D. “Affirmative Action and Anthropological Research.” Anthropology News, vol. 44, Oct. 2003, pp. 5–5.