Dr. Queen Meccasia Zabriskie Joins Advisory Board

We are delighted and honored to announce that Dr. Queen Meccasia Zabriskie has agreed to join our Advisory Board.

Professor Zabriskie is the Assistant Professor of Sociology/MacArthur Professorship of Gender Studies-Interdisciplinary Programs-Social Sciences and Sociology at the New College of Florida.

Here is information about the work that Professor Zabriskie is doing at New College and in our community:

Professor Zabriskie’s primary teaching and research interests include race, class, and gender; social inequality; dance sociology/ sociology of dance; sociology of culture; performance theory and practice; black feminist thought; qualitative methodology; and culture, performance and politics in the African/Black Diaspora. She is currently working on a project that examines cultural power, embodied knowledge, and constructions of Africanity within Chicago’s West African Dance and Drum communities. Professor Zabriskie’s artistic and creative work explores issues of identity, community, healing, and empowerment.

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We have worked with Mecca for a number of years, and she will provide us with valued advice and suggestions.