Ava Purkiss

Professional Title

Assistant Professor - American Culture, Women's Studies

Department

American Culture
Women's Studies

About

Ava Purkiss' research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of race, gender, and health. Her book-in-progress examines African American women's physical exercise in the twentieth century, with particular attention to how exercise enabled black women to express both literal and figurative fitness for citizenship.

Research Interests

health
race