Angela Howell is a cultural anthropologist and associate professor at Morgan State University who specializes in African American identity, youth culture, and education. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Morgan State University (2000) and her A.M. (2000) and Ph.D. (2007) from Brown University. Her new book entitled Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama (University Press of Mississippi 2013) explores the everyday lives of young African Americans who live in a small Black Belt town. Additionally, she has begun her next major project on vernacular literacy in Baltimore, MD. Howell has devoted her career to dispelling the myth that African Americans-youth especially-are "social problems."
Areas of Research
African Americans, education, oral history
Howell, Angela. “President-elect Obama: His Symbolic Importance in His Own Words.” Journal of African American Studies 13(2): 187-189, 2009.
Howell, Angela. “Our National Obsession with Toddlers and Tiaras.” Anthropology Now. 5(1): 85-92, 2013.
Howell, Angela. “Decolonization Continued: Anthropology and HBCUs” coauthored with Elgin Klugh. June 2013. Anthropology News. Association of Black Anthropologists News Column.
Howell, Angela. Raised Up Down Yonder: Growing Up Black in Rural Alabama, The University Press of Mississippi, Fall 2013.