Dr. Michael L. Blakey
Current Professor of Anthropology and Anatomy at Howard University
Current Curator of the W. Montague Cobb Human Skeletal Collection
Current Director of the New York African Burial Ground Project
Research Associate in Physical Anthropology for nine years at the
National Museum of National History, Smithsonian Institution
Visiting Professorships at Spelman College, the Universita di Roma La Sapienza,
Columbia University, and Brown University
President of the Association of Black Anthropologists from 1987 to 1989
United States Representative to the Council of the 5th World Archaeological Congress in 1999
Permanent Representative of the African Bureau of Educational Sciences based in Kinshasa
Member of boards and panels of the American Anthropological Association
His scholarly publications concern the history and philosophy of science, paleopathology, historical demography, medical anthropology, racism, museums, and anthropological ethics.
His papers appear in such journals as the American Anthropologist, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, International Journal of Anthropology, and Critique of Anthropology.
B.A. Degree (1978), Anthropology, Howard University
M.A. (1980, Ph.D. (1985), Anthropology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
D.Sc. (Hon.) (1995), New York College, City University of New York
Dr. Blakey is a focal point in the PBS Special Slaverys Buried Past, part of the Peabody Award-winning series named The New Explorers airing internationally.
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