Dr. Gabby M.H. Yearwood

Gabby M.H. Yearwood is a socio-cultural anthropologist. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012 with a degree in Anthropology and a focus in Black Diaspora Studies, Masculinity and Sport. His research interests include the social constructions of race and racism, masculinity, gender and sex, Black Feminist and Black Queer theory, the anthropology of sport and the Black Diaspora. Dr. Yearwood first became fascinated with the spectacle of the Olympics in 1976 when they were held in his home country in Canada. This early experience since childhood has continued to be a part of his scholarship, research and teaching.  Dr. Yearwood also serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Anthropology. Dr. Yearwood also holds a secondary appointment with the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program at Pitt.