Yolanda Moses

Professor of Anthropology; Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Excellence; and Executive Director for Conflict Resolution, University of California - Riverside

She currently serves as Professor of Anthropology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Excellence at the University of California, Riverside since 2004. Dr. Moses? research focuses on the broad question of the origins of social inequality in complex societies through the use of comparative ethnographic and survey methods. She has explored gender and class disparities in the Caribbean, East Africa and in the United States. More recently, her research has focused on issues of diversity and change in universities and colleges in the United States, India, Europe and South Africa.


She has been involved on the steering groups of several U.S. National higher education projects with the National Council for Research on Women, Campus Women Lead and The Women of Color Research Collective. In addition, she was Chair of the National Advisory Board of a multi-year national public education project sponsored by the American Anthropological Association and funded by NSF and the Ford Foundation on Race and Human Variation. See: The goal of the project was to change the way the nation understood and talked about the meaning and consequences of ?race.? She was Co-PI on a Ford Foundation grant that sponsored phase two of that work.


She is currently the PI on an NSF ADVANCE Grant, (2011 to 2014) to advance the role of women faculty in the STEM Fields; She is the co-author also with Carol Mukhopadhyay and Rosemary Henze, Professors at CSU San Jose of the book: How Real is Race: A Sourcebook on Race, Culture and Biology. (2007) Rowman and Littlefield; (2014) Altamira Press. She is also co-Author along with Alan Goodman and Joseph Jones, of the book, Race: are we so Different? published by Wiley-Blackwell (2012).

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