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Armanthia Duncan
Visiting Lecturer in Sociology
Phone: (860) 297-2077 Office Location: Seabury Hall
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Trinity College faculty member since 2019
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M.A., Univ. of Memphis (2011)
M.A., Univ. of Memphis (2011)
B.A., Jackson State Univ. (2004)

Armanthia Duncan is a proud native of Mississippi. She began her collegiate trajectory at Jackson State University, the historically black university in the state’s capital, studying political science under the tutelage of some of the state’s most ardent and influential civil rights activists. She was trained early to view her educational pathway as a vital tool to elevate the causes of racial uplift and liberation. She attended the University of Memphis where she earned two Masters of Arts degrees in both History and Sociology.  During that time, she also earned a Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Upon graduating from UofM, she was accepted into the University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s Department of Sociology doctoral program, where she is currently ABD.

During her time at UMASS, she has worked on NSF-grant-funded research on job insecurity among New Haven, CT, black residents, worked for the Graduate Student Union and Senate, and taught several courses including Social Inequality, Criminology, Gender and Crime, and Sociology of Law. Her research interests include sociology of race, racial inequality, afropessimism, environmental justice, criminology, comparative historical sociology, sociology of health, and mixed methods research.  She is also currently the acting Academy Dean for the organization housed here at Trinity, Hartford Youth Scholars.