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Nia Raquelle Smith

Graduate Student

Anthropology, Sociocultural


Building & Room:



1007 W. Harrison St.


I am a cultural anthropologist interested in the intersection of food, culture, policy, and media in the Black and Latin American diasporas. I explore the influence of food policy on culture and the implications it has on these communities.

Notable Honors

2019, Carol Mitchell Paper Prize, Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference


2022 MS – Arts Administration, Drexel University
Thesis: Global White Supremacy Through the Illicit Acquisition of Cultural Goods

2009 BA – Media and English Language Arts, honors; Minor: Religion, Hunter College
Thesis: Missing White Woman Syndrome