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Florence B. Bonner,Ph.D.

Florence B. Bonner is a professor of the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Howard University. She is the founder of the African American Women’s Institute (AAWI). Her professional degrees include Master’s and PhD in Behavioral Science from Rice University in 1978.  Research interests are in Ethnic and Race Relations, Urban Sociology, Sociology of the Family, and Sociology of Deviance.

Dr. Bonner’s publications include “New and Continuing Challenges ad Opportunities for Black Women in Academy,” Journal of Negro Education (Co-author Veronica Thomas); “Cancer Among Black Families:  Diffusion as a Strategy of Prevention and Intervention,” Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Vol. 29, No. 1, and Vol. 29, No. 2, Fall 1998; “Health Promotion & Cancer Intervention,” Training Handbook for African American Communities, National Cancer Institute (NCI), 1995, “Women of Color,” The on Campus with Women, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Volume 29, No. 3. Spring 2000.

Recent research awards include:  4 grants from the National science Foundation; 1 Ford Foundation; 1 National Cancer Institute.  Offices held in professional Organizations recently:  Secretary/Treasurer, American Sociological Association, 2001-2002; Chair of Finance and Budget Committee Society for the Study of Social Problems; Associate Editor, National Journal on Race; Associate Editor of Race and Society (Journal of the Association of Black Sociologists) 1993-Present, President of Association of Black Sociologists (1990-1991), Vice President of Sociologist for Women in Society 1990-2; Co-chair of the Program Committee for the Eastern Sociological Association (1992–1993).

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