Lisa Shutt

Associate Professor of African American & African Studies

Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies
108 Minor Hall
PO Box 400162
Charlottesville, Virginia  22904

Lisa Shutt is an Associate Professor in the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies. She earned her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Virginia in 2010 after earning her M.A. at the University of Chicago. Before her appointment to the Department of African American and African Studies, Shutt served as an Association Dean and taught for several years in UVA’s Department of Anthropology and in several of the University’s interdisciplinary programs including Women, Gender & Sexuality, Global Development Studies, and Media Studies.  Ms. Shutt’s research is located in the Central African nation of Gabon, where she examines local understandings about citizenship and national belonging in the city at the center of Gabon’s oil industry, Port-Gentil. More generally, Ms. Shutt’s research interests include transnational studies, colonialism/post-coloniality, media representations of Africa/race in the US, foodways, African autobiography, and the history of anthropology.  She is a Faculty Fellow with Hereford Residential College.