Alisha R. Winn, Ph.D. is an applied cultural anthropologist whose work focuses on race, class, identity, educational disparities, historic preservation in communities, heritage education for youth, historic African American insurance companies, and oral histories. She received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in Applied Anthropology, MA in Anthropology (Georgia State University), BA in Anthropology (Florida Atlantic University), and a BA in Sociology (Bethune-Cookman University).
Dr. Winn is an adjunct professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s School of Ministry, infusing community-engaged research, and applied anthropology in the classroom. Through her company Consider the Culture, Dr. Winn incorporates anthropological knowledge to governmental, community, educational, and religious institutions on the social construction of race, cultural belief systems and practices, and language; helping individuals outside of the classroom gain an appreciation for anthropology’s usefulness and relevance today.
Dr. Winn currently consults in preservation and community building efforts for the City of West Palm Beach’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in the Historic Northwest District, and is project director for the Palm Beach County African American Oral History Pilot Project, enabling youth to preserve and document the lives of community elders. She provides professional development to teachers and students about cultural anthropology in the Palm Beach County School System and Cultural Programs. Dr. Winn also serves as a board member for the City of West Palm Beach Mayor’s Taskforce for Racial and Ethnic Equality and the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.
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