The McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program is designed to address the under-representation
of African American and Hispanic faculty at colleges and universities in Florida by
increasing the pool of candidates qualified with Ph.D. degrees to teach at the college
and university levels.
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Current McKnight Fellows in Anthropology
Nadege Nau “I am an aspiring Caribbeanist that has conducted research in Haiti concerning Haitian
anthropology professors' academic and affective labor and I have collaborated with
a Haitian graduate student to assess NGO presence in Camp-Perrin following 2016's
hurricane Matthew. My aim is to incorporate visual research techniques with traditional
forms of ethnography.”
Kris-An Hinds is a PhD student and a McKnight Doctoral Fellow and Strong Coasts NSF Research Fellow.
Her research focus is on strengthening socio-environmental understandings between
the relationship of ocean-based and land-based coral reef restoration in the Caribbean
and Latin America.
Jonathan Rodriguez is a Puerto Rican PhD student and historical archaeologist studying terrestrial and
maritime maroons who resisted enslavement and colonialism in the Caribbean. He aims
to uncover the history of maroon heritage in understudied areas to help educate teachers,
students, and the public on the experiences of these underrepresented communities.
William Lucas is a PhD student whose research focuses on spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation
in Tampa, FL, where he applies mixed methods to understand how SCI rehabilitation
and treatment programs influence the well-being of clients, and how people with SCI
experience these life-altering events emotionally, psychologically, and socially.
Lisa Armstrong's dissertation is a collaborative ethnographic study of Carver City-Lincoln Gardens
a historically Black community in Tampa, Florida. Her study explores how transitions
in housing patterns in a racially segregated Black community impacts residents' conceptualization
of heritage through changing times.
Previous McKnight Fellows
Liotta Noche Dowdy
Social Science Researcher, Clemson University’s Center for Workforce Development
Director, Health Policy, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of
Professor and Chair, USF Department of Anthropology
Professor and Chair of African-American Studies at Georgia State University