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A Bit About Me

My name, Chinyere [CHEEN-yair-ay] means "God gave" in the Igbo language. I grew up in Chicago with my big Nigerian/Igbo-American family. I love Giordano's Pizza and akara/acarajé.

I have written about how Black people around the world understand their interactions with racial and ethnic others. This includes everything from interracial marriage in the USA and Brazil, understanding the movement for immigrant rights, and Africans in the nursing profession.

I have given talks and keynotes about interracial marriage, life as a Black academic, and anti-blackness in Korean media.

I am an Associate Professor in African American Studies at the University of Maryland-College Park.

PhD Sociology. UCLA

MA Sociology. Harvard

BA Sociology and Spanish. UIUC

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Talks and Media

I am available for speaking engagements, keynotes, and lectures. Below are some of my previous speaking engagements.


Please hit the contact button at the top to arrange a talk or appearance at your institution.


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Talks, Interviews, and Podcasts

Beyond the Mill
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