Dr. Tara Mock is an Assistant Professor in the Honor’s College. Professor Mock comes to the Honor’s College from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where she was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and an affiliated faculty member in Asian Studies. Her research and teaching interests include Modern Africa, Africa-China relations, diaspora, cultural identity and community formation, globalization, and historical memory. Dr. Mock earned her PhD in African American and African Studies at Michigan State University (MSU). Prior to MSU, Professor Mock studied international Business at H.E.C. Paris, received a MALD in International Communication and International Political Economy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and earned a BA in the History of non-Western Developing Nations at Louisiana State University. Go Tigers!
Dr. Mock is currently working on a book combining multimodal research methods with theories of diaspora, imagined community, and cultural political economy to situate her investigation into conceptualizations of selfhood and other between African and Chinese people within an Africana Studies framework. Dr. Mock is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana.