Virginia Heyer Young

University of Virginia | Lecturer EmeritaMember since 1950

My Biography

Dr. Heyer Young has expertise in subordinated groups’ cultural practices focusing on the achievement of personal/group identity and integrity. Dr Heyer Young’s research includes the study of African American culture in post-colonial British Caribbean, as well as extensive fieldwork in Harlem, NY focusing on mother’s cultivation of strong personal qualities in children which would counter racial discrimination in later life. For further reading, Dr. Heyer Young’s publications include in American Anthropologist (Vol 72 No 2), American Ethnologist (Vol 1 No 2), as well an archived collection with the Smithsonian National Anthropological Archives.