Lisa Anderson-Levy Appointed Provost at Highly Rated Macalester College in Minnesota

Lisa Anderson-Levy will become the executive vice president and provost at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. She will begin her new job on July 6.

Dr. Anderson-Levy joins Macalester from Beloit College in Wisconsin, where she spent the past 13 years as a professor of anthropology. At Beloit, Professor Anderson-Levy served as associate dean of academic affairs and as chair of the department of anthropology.

Professor Anderson-Levy’s scholarly interests focus on race, class, and gender in the Caribbean and United States. Her ongoing research examines the operations of whiteness as identity, structural apparatus, and ideology. She is a retired officer of the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

“I look forward to working with students, staff, and faculty to continue building student-centered experiences at Macalester. The vision I bring to the table is one that fosters communities of radical care–prioritizing and supporting all students’ emotional, physical, spiritual, and intellectual enrichment,” said Dr. Anderson-Levy.

Dr. Anderson-Levy graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and minors in French and women’s studies from Washington State University. She earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Minnesota with a minor in feminist studies.


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