Amy Rector

Amy L. Rector, PhD, is an assistant professor of anthropology at VCU. She is a biological anthropologist who studies human evolution, digs up fossils in Ethiopia, talks about being a woman in science, and thinks everything is #AnthropologyAF.

stories by Amy Rector

Op-Ed: Dear White Ladies Of A Certain Age

Op-Ed: Dear White Ladies Of A Certain Age

Dear White Ladies of a Certain Age, Your daughters and sons are out there. While you’re hoping your Black friend from college will answer your email about what book to read to make you a better person, your blue-eyed college freshman is walking down a city block...

A Single Act Of Love

A Single Act Of Love

Governor Northam's stay-at-home order is more than an inconvenient imposition; it's an opportunity to care for your loved ones and the community as a whole. We as humans have been through this pandemic thing before. We’ve seen members of our immediate and global...

“Scary Time” for Men, Scary Lifetime For Women

“Scary Time” for Men, Scary Lifetime For Women

When the 45th President of the United States says that it is a “very scary time for young men in America,” he is blatantly discounting the fact that it is always a very scary time for women - young and old - in America. I have more than 100 students in my anthropology...




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