Kishi Animashaun Ducre’s Biosketch
A scholar-activist, Professor Kishi Animashaun Ducre has been a faculty member in the Department of African American Studies since 2005. Before coming to A&S, she was an advocate for environmental justice for over two decades, including as a campaigner for Greenpeace.
Ducre combines experience born of the front lines of the environmental justice movement with academic training in geographic information systems and demography for a unique and gendered perspective on economic and environmental inequality.
She has taught courses such as:
- Environmental Justice
- U.S. Racial Residential Segregation
- Hurricane Katrina: Race, Class, Gender & Disaster
- African American Foodways
- Research Methods
- Feminist Epistemologies
Ducre has written and co-edited books about justice and curated photography exhibitions based upon community-based arts research known as Photovoice, a qualitative methodology used in her book, “A Place We Call Home: Race, Gender, and Justice in Syracuse” (SU Press, 2012).
Her teaching philosophy is based on Paulo Freire’s concept of liberatory pedagogy—knowledge as a form of empowerment.
Ducre was named Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion by Dean Karin Ruhlandt in 2018.