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Leith Mullings

Leith Mullings (1945-2020) was a distinguished professor of anthropology at the Graduate Center CUNY. She was an anthropologist, author, lecturer and educator. She served as president of the American Anthropological Association from 2011 to 2013. Much of her work focuses on the analysis of inequality and she has been involved in research projects in Africa, the United States and Latin America. Through the lens of feminist and critical race theory, she has analyzed a variety of topics including kinship, representation, gentrification, health disparities and social movements. Mullings had a strong commitment to producing scholarship that addresses timely social issues, undertaken in collaboration with research subjects and sought to empower communities through knowledge. Her web site is: