Bertin M. Louis, Jr.

Bertin M. Louis, Jr.

My Biography

Bertin M. Louis, Jr., PhD, has been selected to receive the Sam Dubal Memorial Award for Anti-Colonialism and Racial Justice in Anthropology. This award recognizes an individual anthropologist or projects that have demonstrated a deep commitment to anti-colonial and racial justice in any world region.


Bertin M. Louis, Jr. PhD is Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American & Africana Studies (AAAS) at the University of Kentucky. He is the winner of the 2023-2024 Wenner-Gren Fellowship in Anthropology and Black Experiences. He is President of the Association of Black Anthropologists (2021-2023), past Editor of Conditionally Accepted, is a regular contributor to Higher Ed Jobs, and a co-editor for the Truthout series called “Challenging the Corporate University.” Louis is also the co-author of the forthcoming Conditionally Accepted: Navigating Higher Education from the Margins (University of Texas Press, 2024).

Dr. Louis served as the inaugural director of undergraduate studies for AAAS (2019-2021) at the University of Kentucky and Vice Chair of the Africana Studies