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7/12/22, 4:18 PM Edmund T. Gordon's Bio - Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost Home ▸ The Office ▸ Edmund T. Gordon’s Bio Edmund T. Gordon’s Bio C U R R I C U L U M V I TA E Edmund T. Gordon's V I E W / D O W N L O A D Dr. Edmund T. Gordon is an anthropologist whose work focuses on power and social transformation in the Black Diaspora. He is founding C O N TA C T U S Dr. Gordon’s publications have appeared nationally and internationally, CV chair of the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies (2010- 2017), is an associate professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology, and is the executive director of the Contextualization and Commemoration Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin. His teaching and research interests include: power and identity in the African Diaspora, critical race and gender theory, and the racial economy of space and resources. and his book Disparate Diasporas: Identity and Politics in an African- Nicaraguan Community (UT Press, 1998), a historical ethnography of Black Nicaraguans’ politics and identity, is currently being translated into Spanish. In an eort to bring his scholarship into public engagement, Dr. Gordon has conducted collaborative research projects with communities in Central America funded by Ford Foundation and World Bank. He also received a major grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, which supported his development of the African Diaspora Program in the Department of Anthropology at UT Austin and the expansion of the Center for African and African American Studies, as its director. Under Dr. Gordon’s leadership, the Department of African Diaspora Studies was founded in 2010. He was an elected member of the Austin Independent School District’s Board of Trustees (2015-2018). He continues his service work through the creation of a Racial Geography Tour of UT Austin’s campus. In 2014, Dr. Gordon received UT’s highest honors, a Presidential Citation and the Pro Bene Meritis award in 2016 from the College of Liberal Arts. C O N TA C T U S R E L AT E D Q U I C K L I N K S Phone 512-471-4363 110 Inner Campus Dr. Public Access Fax 512-475-7385 STOP G1000 to Course Email Austin, TX 78712-1701 Information Diversity, Equity & Inclusion The Oce Initiatives News (HB2504) Faculty & Academic Resources UT Austin Home Emergency Information Site Policies Web Accessibility Policy © The University of Texas at Austin 2022 1/2 7/12/22, 4:18 PM Edmund T. Gordon's Bio - Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost Web Privacy Policy Adobe Reader 2/2