bio

 

Anjanette Chan Tack is a doctoral candidate at the University of Chicago and the Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow at Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies. Anjanette's research interests include race/ethnicity, gender, immigration, urban sociology, health, and spatial analytics. 

A first-generation immigrant, Anjanette was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She migrated to the United States as a teenager. Anjanette holds a BA magna cum laude in Biochemical Science from Harvard University, a BA with first-class honors in Social and Political Science from Trinity College, Cambridge University, and an MA in Sociology from the University of Chicago. 

Anjanette's research has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and by fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University.

Prior to graduate school, Anjanette held positions in public health and international development, executing projects in India, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean, and Latin America. While working for HIV/AIDS Alliance International, Anjanette produced the first study highlighting the challenges faced by India's HIV/AIDS-affected orphans. Anjanette's research has received numerous scholarly awards. Click here to learn more about Anjanette's work. 

Image credit: Marie Antuanelle, Divenire Bondi Swell 2, Source: Saatchi Art