Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder is a sociologist and scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and gender issues. She is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of North Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Florida. In addition to her studies in sociology, JeffriAnne also completed a concentration in Women's Studies and Gender Research. Dr. Wilder completed her MA in Sociology from Cleveland State University, and a BA from Allegheny College.
As a black woman and sociologist, Dr. Wilder is very passionate about connecting sociology to the everyday issues occurring within our society. She writes, researches, and lectures on the contemporary experience of black Americans and other racial/ethnic minorities. Her work has been published in an array of academic journals and publications, and she regularly speaks on race, gender, and diversity issues.
Dr. Wilder is also a distinguished expert and scholar of colorism in black American society. Her book, Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century will be published in the fall of 2014.
Dr. Wilder' has been featured in local and national media including First Coast News, the Florida Times-Union, Black Enterprise, National Public Radio, the Takeaway, Nightline, 20/20, and The Grio, the New York Times. Her sociological expertise has been highly sought after in high-profile cases, including the Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis murder trials.
JeffriAnne was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.