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Clinical Assistant Professor, African and African American Studies & Women and Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University

Mako Fitts Ward teaches in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on intersectional, feminist analyses of hip-hop cultural production and community organizing. She has been a contributing blogger for Ms. and Huffington Post and has published popular and scholarly essays on body ethics and aesthetics among women of color, media and gender images, hip-hop culture and politics, gentrification and cultural displacement, Black feminist theory and Black women’s social movement organizing in the early 20th century. She is the Faculty Lead in the African and African American Studies program.


  • 2019–present
    Clinical assistant professor, Arizona State University