Dr. Gabby M.H. Yearwood

Gabby M.H. Yearwood is a socio-cultural anthropologist and Teaching Professor in the Department of Anthropology. 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 sports in 1976 when the Olympics 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 Managing Faculty Director for the Center for Civil Rights and Racial Justice at the Pitt School of Law. Dr. Yearwood also holds a secondary appointment with the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program at Pitt.