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Patricia Williams Lessane

Executive Director, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Patricia Williams Lessane

Executive Director, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture

Biography

Dr. Williams Lessane is a cultural anthropologist whose focus areas include Pan African religious identity, Black feminist theory, and representations of Black life in popular culture. She earned a BA in English from Fisk University, a MALS from Dartmouth College, and a PhD. in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before joining The College of Charleston, she was a faculty member at Roosevelt University and a consultant for The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

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