Cynthia M. Hewitt, PH.D.

Morehouse College

Africa,Humanities, Social Sciences, Media, and Arts Division Faculty
  • Avalon Professor of Sociology
  • Director of the International Comparative Labor Studies Program
Dr. Cynthia Hewitt is the Avalon Professor of Sociology and Director of the International Comparative Labor Studies Program (ICLS) at Morehouse College.

Dr. Hewitt is also a member of the faculty of the African American Studies Program and the sustainability minor. She was the founding director of Morehouse Pan-African Global Experience (MPAGE) study abroad program. Her areas of specialization are the political economy of the world-system; race/class/gender inequality; sustainable development and environmental sociology.

Dr. Hewitt’s publications address Pan-African unification as solutions to the marginalization of African heritage people. Her studies include brain circulation and reparation for slavery.

Dr. Hewitt’s current research and projects focus on the historical and contemporary impact of matriarchal and patriarchal authority structures; worker organizing for collective bargaining and unions; employee ownership; and learning-while-learning digital education to address secondary education-for-all in Africa.

Dr. Hewitt earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Brown University in 1978, a  Master of Arts in sociology from Howard University in 1982, and a Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University in 1997.



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