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Renée T. White

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Dr. Renée T. White is the provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs of The New School and a professor of sociology at The New School for Social Research. With nearly 30 years of experience working in higher education, Dr. White came to The New School from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where she had served as provost and professor of sociology. Dr. White served as a professor of sociology and Black studies and the academic coordinator for Diversity and Global Citizenship at Fairfield University.

Dr. White is the editor of four books, including Afrofuturism in Black Panther: Gender, Identity, and the Re-Making of Blackness (2021), and the author of Putting Risk in Perspective: Black Teenage Lives in the Era of AIDS. She has also served as editor of the Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children and Youth. Dr. White completed a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in Black film studies. Her current research focuses on representations of Blackness in popular culture and applications of Black feminist theory to higher education leadership.

Dr. White holds an AB from Brown University and an MA and PhD from Yale University. She is a member of the Rachel Carson Council National Advisory Council, an honorary board member of the Synthia SAINT JAMES Art Legacy Foundation, and a member of the advisory board of Seeds of Fortune. In June 2024, Dr. White’s accomplishments in higher education were recognized when she was named to the City & State New York’s 2024 Trailblazers in Higher Education list.

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