Dr. Willie L. Baber

United States

Focus Areas

Higher Education
Racial Equity & Healing
Racial Equity & Healing


Dr. Willie Baber earned his PhD from Stanford University in 1979 and held positions at Tuskegee University, Purdue University and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro before coming to the University of Florida in 2004. His most recent research is on African American masculinity and HIV risk behavior. He also is working on a book-length manuscript, “The Social Ecology of Booker T. Washington,” based on research funded by the Department of the Interior from 1997 to 1999 and research conducted at the Booker T. Washington National Monument in Franklin County, Virginia. His Interests include: Economic anthropology including Marxist contributions and the Caribbean as a socio-cultural area; plantation and peasant systems of production, culture theory, and race/ethnic relations; applied anthropology, anthropology and education, public health.