Dr. Caldwell's book, "Negras in Brazil: Re-envisioning Black Women, Citizenship, and the Politics of Identity," was published by Rutgers University Press in 2007. She is the co-editor of "Gendered Citizenships: Transnational Perspectives on Knowledge Production, Political Activism, and Culture," which was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2009. She has published journal articles in "Frontiers," "Transforming Anthropology," "The Journal of Negro Education," "Genero" (Brazil), and "Revista Estudos Feministas" (Brazil). She has conducted HIV
prevention research focusing on African-American young adults and African-American women in North Carolina. Her current book project examines the development of health equity policies focused on gender and race in Brazil. She is the co-director of the African Diaspora Fellows Program, which provides professional development opportunities to middle and high school teachers in North Carolina.
While faculty diversity is one of her foremost priorities, she also has a keen interest in finding ways to bring diversity into the classroom through course content and pedagogical strategies.
Areas of Expertise (10)
BRIDGES Academic Leadership Program for Women (professional)
Academic Leadership Program Fellow (professional)
2013, Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Black Women in the Academy Symposium, Organizer (professional)
2009, held at UNC's Friday Center
The University of Texas at Austin: Ph.D., Social Anthropology (specialization in African Diaspora Studies)
The University of Texas at Austin: M.A., Latin American Studies
Princeton University: B.A., Romance Languages
Media Appearances (3)
"Ending Maternal Death in the African Diaspora"
Black Women Birthing Justice Blog online
Recovering Rio de Janeiro’s black history
The Miami Herald online
The turning point in government involvement in the question of race, however, can be traced to the previous administration of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, said Kia Caldwell, an associate professor at the Department of African, African American and Disaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
“He publicly acknowledged that racism existed in Brazil. That was really the start of the government being involved,’’ she said...
"MVPs, MVP Moms and Structural Inequalities"
The News & Observer online
Event Appearances (2)
"The Alyne Case: An Intersectional Analysis of Gender, Race, and the Human Right to Health in Brazil"
Boston University Lecture http://worldofideas.wbur.org/2016/02/21/kia
Keynote Address, "Toward an Intersectional Understanding of Health and Human Rights in the Americas"
4th Conference on Ethnicity, Race and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America Virginia Commonwealth University
Edited by Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman and Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
By Kia Caldwell and Allison Matthews
Edited by Nathalie Lebon and Elizabeth Maier, Rutgers University Press.
Chapter by Kia Lilly Caldwell, Kathleen Coll, Tracy Fisher, Renya Ramirez and Lok Siu. Book edited by Kia Lilly Caldwell, Kathleen Coll, Tracy Fisher, Renya Ramirez and Lok Siu. Palgrave Macmillan.
Edited by Leith Mullings. Palgrave Macmiillan.
Edited by Michele T. Berger and Kathleen Guidroz. University of North Carolina Press.