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Alumnae Profiles: Khiara M. Bridges

Referred to as the “Balletic Legal Scholar” in the Boston University article “Secret Lives,” Spelman alumna Khiara M. Bridges can definitely be considered the quintessential Renaissance woman. After graduating in three years from Spelman as valedictorian, she went on to earn a Columbia Law School J.D. and a Ph.D., with distinction, in anthropology from Columbia University. 

The Florida native currently holds dual appointments as associate professor of law and associate professor of anthropology at Boston University. She speaks fluent Spanish, basic Arabic, is a classically trained, professional ballet dancer, and the author of the book, “Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization.”

Read how she successfully merges her passion for teaching and her love of dance