Amani S. Walker is the Program Coordinator for the African and African American Studies (AAAS) Program at George Mason University. She earned her B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Human Rights and International Social Justice with a minor in in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). While at VCU, Amani studied intersectional feminism, race, class, and gender in Salvador de Bahia , Brasil. Amani also received her MA in International Education from New York University (NYU). During Amani's matriculation at NYU, she participated in the Education and Social Reform program in South Africa. She studied how higher education institutions formally and informally addressed issues of race and sexuality in a post-apartheid nation. Amani was also a 2010 Fulbright Alternate for Brasil.
Amani brings to Mason professional experience in diversity, equity & inclusion work, student engagement, and community partnership development.
Her scholarly interests include : transnational feminism, addressing the adultification of Black youth, Black Girlhood, Black joy and liberation, intergenerational Christianity rhetoric and culture, and pop culture's influence on cultivating and sustain community
Amani is driven by creating positive, life-affirming spaces that support learning and celebrate diverse narratives and lived experiences.
M.A in International Education, New York University (NYU)
B.A in Political Science with a Human Rights & International Social Justice Concentration, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Minor in Women and Gender Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)