Advancing excellence through faculty diversity

Christien Tompkins


B.A., African American Studies and Anthropology, Columbia University; M.A., Early Childhood Education, Lehman College, City University of New York; M.A., Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Chicago; Ph.D., Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Chicago


Reconstructing Race: New Orleans Education Reform as Experimental Labor

Thesis Advisor:

Joseph Masco, Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago

Research Topic:

Model and Exception: Mobilizing New Orleans’ Post Katrina Education Reforms


Robin D. G. Kelley, Professor of History and African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University

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