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Assistant Director -The Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership

Anjerrika Bean, PHD (she, her, hers)

Assistant Director

  • Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership
  • Sociology & Criminology
  • Graduate School


Dr. Bean is a native of Beaumont, Texas, and a proud veteran of the United States Airforce. As a researcher, she is a Sociologist and Criminologist with a concentration in criminology and inequality. Dr. Bean obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Leadership from the College of Biblical Studies. She continued her higher educational pursuit and earned her Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from Prairie View A & M University and Ph.D. in Sociology and Criminology from Howard University. Before her appointment with The Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership (CWGGL), she was the Dr. Ralph Gomes Social Justice Post-doctoral Fellow at Howard University in the History Department. Dr. Bean also served as the Diversity Research Associate consultant for Bowie State University Multicultural Programs and Services Department. Through her research, she examines race and gender as it relates to domestic/intimate partner violence in the faith-based community, purposely focusing on the reporting procedures of Black Women in these communities. Implications of her research will provide a greater understanding of how marginalized social groups adopt, internalize, negotiate, and challenge hegemonic conceptions of race and gender. Dr. Bean focuses on the impact of social injustices in communities of color, domestic abuse, and the cultural and economic empowerment of women of color. She knows that her background, research training, and experiences have prepared her to empower people to achieve their highest life goals.

Education & Expertise



Sociology and Criminology
Howard University


Prairie View A & M University


College of Biblical Studies