Dr. David Hodges is a professor in the Department of Anthropology whose main areas of interest include civil rights, race relations and applications of anthropology to education. His signature course, ANTHC 218.00, The Anthropology of the Civil Rights Movement, utilizes his book, Rethinking Debatable Moments in the Civil Rights Movement: Learning for the Present Moment, which serves as a model for debating the issues that are front and center in our world today. Other courses Dr. Hodges teaches include Anthropology and Education, and Introduction to Anthropology.
Encouraged by his past students, Dr. Hodges also devotes his time to capturing his experiences as a “primary source” growing up during the Civil Rights era in Atlanta. He aspires to share and explore first-hand accounts with his students of his family’s courageous work before the Civil Rights Movement, and passing down stories from his grandmother, who was freed from slavery. He believes in the richness and truth in these experiences.
Dr. Hodges obtained his PhD in anthropology in 1972 from the New York University.