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Ebonica Sharp Anthropology (PhD)

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M.A. History, St. John's University

B.A. Black Studies and Women's Studies, Virginia Tech

Favorite Spot on Campus
Hamilton Building
E. Nickole Sharp:

As a person of a multi-racial and multi-lingual home and from a community rich in culture, New Orleans, Louisiana, I am attracted to academic environments that mirror my life and passions. Identifying as French Creole/Black by heritage and by choice, my own racial and cultural lenses have been built on a lifetime of experiences as both the student and the teacher. Studying, working and living in Virginia, New York, California and abroad in Australia, my cultural and worldly viewpoints have been developed and expanded in ways I would never have imagined.

Research Interests:

Black Girls in Independent Schools, Black Girlhood Identity Development, Black Women in the U.S. and the Intersections of Race, Class and Gender, Black Women in the Academy, Violence of the Black Female Body, Creole Women of Louisiana.

Publications and Digital Scholarship:

Lifting Up a Community That’s At Risk of Being Forgotten by Rebecca Tan The Washington Post – 2019

It Was More Than a Game: The Desegregation of Montgomery County Public Schools and The River Road Baseball Teams, E. Nickole Sharp, Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology, American University – 2019

Researcher and Transcriber in The Autobiography of an African Princess: Queenship and Power, Vivian Seton, Dr. Konrad Tuchscherer and Dr. Arthur Abraham – 2013

Presentations and Panels:

“Feminist to Womanist: Representations of Marginalized Women Through an Intersectional Lens”
Martin Luther King, Jr. – Teach-In Day
National Cathedral School, Washington D.C. - January 2020

“What is Public Anthropology” - October 2018
Public Anthropology Conference
American University, Washington, D.C.

“It Was More Than a Game: The Desegregation of Montgomery County Public Schools and The River Road Baseball Teams”
Mathias Student Research Conference
American University, Washington, D.C. - March 2019

“Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley”
Katzen Museum
American University, Washington, D.C. - July 2019


American University, Department of Anthropology Teaching Assistant - 2018-Present

National Association of Independent Schools, SDLC Faculty - 2016-Present

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Instructor - 2017-2018

Georgetown Day School, Director and Department Chair Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - 2015-2017

The National SEED Project Facilitator - 2016-Present