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Katrina Bell McDonald

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Katrina Bell McDonald, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University. Born in Texas and raised in Sacramento, California, she joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1994 as she was completing her last year of doctoral study at the University of California, Davis. In 2006, she became the second woman of color to be awarded tenure at Hopkins and released her first book Embracing Sisterhood: Class, Identity, and the Contemporary Black Woman, which analyzes how contemporary black women’s ideas of black womanhood and sisterhood merge with social class status to shape certain attachments and detachments among them. 

Katrina Bell McDonald, Ph.D.




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