Notable Achievements

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Naomi Reed and investigative journalist Brittney Martin received a 2024 Gracie Award for Best Investigative Feature [Radio ‐ Nationally Syndicated Non‐Commercial] for their podcast series “Sugar Land.” The Gracie Awards celebrate women in media. More info can be found here.

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Expertise

Critical Whiteness Studies, The Anthropology of Whiteness, African Diaspora Studies, Educational Anthropology, Cultural Heritage, Race and Racism in the American South

Dr. Naomi Reed is a sociocultural anthropologist who studies whiteness, Blackness, cultural heritage, and education. Her primary focus has been on Sugar Land, Texas, US History curriculum, and the Sugar Land 95. She received her B.S. in Pure Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. in Social Sciences from The University of Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She also co-wrote and co-hosts the Texas Newsroom Podcast series, “Sugar Land”

  • Dr. Naomi Reed is a sociocultural anthropologist who studies whiteness, Blackness, cultural heritage, and education. Her primary focus has been on Sugar Land, Texas, US History curriculum, and the Sugar Land 95. She received her B.S. in Pure Mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin and her M.A. in Social Sciences from The University of Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and African Diaspora Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She also co-wrote and co-hosts the Texas Newsroom Podcast series, “Sugar Land”


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