The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies

Yolanda Covington-Ward

MN ’01

Dr. Yolanda Covington-Ward is a cultural anthropologist and assistant professor of Africana studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She has affiliations with the department of anthropology, women’s and African studies programs, and the Global Studies Center. Dr. Covington-Ward’s scholarly work focuses on performance, the body, and embodied knowledge in social interactions among Liberians residing in the United States.

Dr. Covington-Ward contributed perspectives on Liberia for the fall 2014 newsletter. For the full story, click here.

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