Lee D. Baker

Mrs. Alexander Hehmeyer Professor of Cultural Anthropology (2015 - 2020)

Professor Baker is a researcher of race whose two books, “From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896-1954” and “Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture,” present a new perspective of the discipline of anthropology. The former dean of academic affairs of Trinity College also makes time to mentor many Duke students.