Vanessa Agard-Jones is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, where she also serves on the Executive Council of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and is affiliated with the Institute for Research in African American Studies.
Before teaching at the university level, she taught for three years in Atlanta Public Schools, at Collier Heights/Usher Elementary and KIPP WAYS Academy. She earned her PhD from the joint program in Anthropology and French Studies at New York University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia's Society of Fellows in the Humanities. From 2014-2016 I was on the faculty at Yale University.
She is the former Managing Editor of two journals: Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Land to Learn, an organization committed to growing a movement for food justice and community wellness through garden-based education.
Vanessa Agard-Jones serves as an Executive Committee Member.