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Joseph Jones

Visiting Instructor of Anthropology

Background

Joseph Jones, Visiting Instructor of Anthropology, received his B.A. in anthropology from Howard University and his M.A. in anthropology from University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he is completing doctoral work.  His teaching and research interests include African diaspora biohistory, environmental biomonitoring, race and racism, and science and public engagement.  His current research involves biocultural analysis of early-life lead exposure at the New York African Burial Ground, an 18th-century African-American cemetery in lower Manhattan.  From 2008 to 2010, he managed phase two of the American Anthropological Association's RACE Project, a national public education initiative on race, racism and human variation.  He is co-author of RACE: Are We So Different?, the companion book to the RACE Project traveling museum exhibit and website.