Gertrude Fraser, Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention, University of Virginia
Gertrude Fraser is Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment & Retention at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was a Program Officer in higher education at the Ford Foundation from 2000-2003 where she spearheaded initiatives on diversity in higher education and interdisciplinary programming in women's and African American studies. From 1998-2000, she was Director of the Undergraduate Program in Anthropology and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Carter G. Woodson Institute of African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. Ms. Fraser earned degrees from Bryn Mawr College and The Johns Hopkins University, where she completed her Doctorate in Anthropology.
She has written in the areas of African American culture, community, and identity in the diaspora; race, gender and science; comparative body politics; genetics, ethics, and minority populations; and ethnohistory. She is the author of African American Midwifery in the South: Dialogues of Birth, Race, and Memory. Gertrude believes in scholarship with action on behalf of strengthening opportunities for historically underrepresented groups in higher education.