Dr. Sayida Self
Dr. Sayida Self was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but raised and educated in Harlem, New York. She is graduate of Northwestern University and the City University Graduate Center. A cultural anthropologist, Dr.Self has worked as a gender advocate and researcher in the area or HIV/AIDS prevention and reproductive justice. Dr. Self conducted her PhD fieldwork in South Africa and taught for a year at the University of Djibouti in East Africa. She has also worked as principal investigator for HIV/AIDS education, testing and prevention research projects in Brooklyn, serving Afro Latina and Afro Caribbean women. She is a former member of the NYC HIV Planning Council , has volunteered with the New York Doula Project, and served on the advisory board of the Caribbean Womens Health Association and the Dr. Betty Shabazz Health Center. Dr. Self is also a trained doula and reproductive health educator. A lecturer at Bronx Community College where she teaches courses in anthropology and sociology, Dr. Self specializes in African and African Diaspora studies, gender activism and social movements.