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Ayana Aisha Flewellen


B.A., Anthropology with minor in African American Studies, University of Florida; M.A., African & African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin


The Clothes on Her Back: Interpreting Sartorial Practices of Self-Making at the Levi Jordan Plantation

Thesis Advisor:

Maria Franklin, Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Research Topic:

“The Will to Adorn:” A Black Feminist Examination of Sartorial Practices of Self-Making in The African Diaspora


Laurie Wilkie, Professor of Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley, and William White, Professor of Archeology, University of California, Berkeley

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

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