Lee D. Baker

Mrs. Alexander Hehmeyer Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Mrs. Alexander Hehmeyer Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Professor of Cultural Anthropology
Director of the Program in International Comparative Stu
Chair of the Department of Cultural Anthropology
Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies
Professor in the Department of Sociology
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Lee D. Baker is Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, and African and African American Studies at Duke University. He received his B.S. from Portland State University and doctorate in anthropology from Temple University. He has been a resident fellow at Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Johns Hopkins’s Institute for Global Studies, The University of Ghana-Legon, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Humanities Center. His books include From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896-1954 (1998), Life in America: Identity and Everyday Experience (2003), and Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture (2010). Although he focuses on the history of anthropology, he has published numerous articles on such wide ranging subjects as socio-linguistics to race and democracy. Baker is also the recipient of Richard K. Lublin Distinguished Teaching Award. He served as Dean of Academic Affairs from 2008-2016. 

Education

  • Ph.D., Temple University (1994)
  • B.S., Portland State University (1989)

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

919-613-1305 

Oct
24
Location: Broadhead Center Room 216
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Oct
25
Location: 1900 N Main Street, Mt Holly, NC
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Oct
25
Location: The Generator (Gross Hall 100C)
Time: 10:00 am to 11:15 am