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Kimberley D. Mckinson

Kimberley D. McKinson is a native of Kingston, Jamaica. She joined the faculty of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), in Fall 2019 where she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Currently, Kimberley teaches courses on urban anthropology as well as anthropological approaches to the study of race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Her current book project is based on her ethnographic research on security and insecurity, postcoloniality, and the spatialization of black historiography in Kingston. This work has been supported by John Jay College, the National Science Foundation, the UC Center for New Racial Studies and the UC Collaboratory for Ethnographic Design. Kimberley’s intellectual interests in material culture, embodiment, space, and critical Black historiography are shaped by her background in dance, in particular, her training in classical ballet and afro-modern styles. Currently, Kimberley serves as chair of her department’s Racial Justice Initiative Working Group and is a member of John Jay’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.