The 2023-2024 AnthroGuide is the last print version. Edits for graduate programs are due July 31, 2023.

Gabby Yearwood

Primary Field
Cultural Anthropology
Teaching Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Socio-cultural anthropology, Black diaspora studies, gender and sex, Anthropology of sport, critical race theory, Black Feminist Theory, race & science

Gabby M.H. Yearwood is a Teaching Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Managing Faculty Director for the Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice in the Law School at the University Pittsburgh. He is a socio-cultural anthropologist earning his Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin in Anthropology focusing in Black Diaspora Studies and Masculinity. His research interests include the social constructions of race and racism, masculinity, gender, sex, Black Feminist and Black Queer theory, anthropology of sport and Black Diaspora. Dr. Yearwood holds a secondary appointment with the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program at Pitt.  Dr. Yearwood is also a teaching member of the Pitt Prison Education Project.


Research Description

Dr. Yearwood has conducted research with high profile college athletes gaining insight into the ways in which young men create and sustain masculinity and race in relation to their social lives as athletes at institutions of higher education.  He is most interested in examining the structures of race, gender and sexuality as they are informed by institutions of sporting life and every day life. He is also interested in the ways in which the category of race is used in scientific non-anthropological spaces.  

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere
Curriculum Vitae
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