Judith Marie Anderson

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Associate Professor
Center for Ethnic Studies

EMAIL: juanderson@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: S-623G

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Phone: +1 (212) 220-8000;ext=5585

Professor Judith Anderson has taught and conducted scholarly research in areas including the African Diaspora in the Americas; Latin American Studies, and Race and Identity in Argentina.
She earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology, with an Interdisciplinary focus in Film and Media Studies from the University of Florida at Gainsville, where she also completed a master’s degree in Anthropology, as well as an advanced graduate certificate in Latin American Studies.
Before joining the faculty at BMCC, Professor Anderson taught Latino Urban Ethnography and other subjects at Hunter College/CUNY and York College/CUNY, and she taught in Study Abroad programs in both Brazil and Argentina through the College of New Rochelle. She is widely published, with articles focusing on the experience of the politics of Black identity in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Afro-Descendants in the Americas and other topics.


Afro-Latin America, Argentia, Race and Identity


  • Ph.D. University of Florida, Gainseville, Anthropology, Interdisciplinary focus in Film and Media Studies,
  • M.A. University of Florida, Gainseville, Anthropology, Advanced Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies,
  • B.A. University of North Texas, Denton, Anthropology,
  • B.A. University of North Texas, Denton, Art, Concentration Art History,

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


  • Augusto Perlovski, entry in Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography,Oxford University Press
  • Will the Real Negros Please Stand Up? Understanding the Politics of Black Identity in Buenos Aires, Argentina,Transforming Anthropology
  • A Million Little Ways: Racism and Everyday Performances of Blackness in Buenos Aires,African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal 7(2): 165- 176
  • Neoliberal Dilemmas: Diaspora, Displacement, and Development in Buenos Aires,Afro-Descendants, Identity, and the Struggle for Development in the Americas, Michigan State Univ. Press
  • Where to Find Black Identity in Buenos Aires,Black Subjects: Race and Research in Africa and the Atlantic World, Macmillan

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • PSC CUNY Traditional B Grant: “The Performance of Race, Nation and Gender in the Lives of Rita Montero and Josephine Baker,” 2017

Additional Information

Professor Anderson is a member of the American Anthropological Association; the Association of Black Anthropologists; the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology; the National Council for Black Studies; Grupo de Estudios Afro-Latinoamericanos, and the Rio de la Plata Workshop.