Rutgers, Africana Studies

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Naa Oyo A. Kwate
Position: Associate Professor
Department: Department of Africana Studies
Areas of Specialization: social determinants of African American health

Naa Oyo A. Kwate is Associate Professor, jointly appointed in the Department of Africana Studies and the Department of Human Ecology. A psychologist by training, she has wide ranging interests in racial inequality and African American health. Her research has centered primarily on the ways in which urban built environments reflect racial inequalities in the United States, and how racism directly and indirectly affects African American health. Kwate's research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and by fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, among others.

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    "Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice. Justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love."