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Rebecca Hankins

Texas A&M University
Professor/Africana/W&G Studies Librarian/Archivist
College Station, Texas
Rebecca Hankins is a tenured Professor and Certified Archivist/Librarian responsible for building collections related to Africana and Women’s and Gender Studies at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Her previous employment included 12 years as a senior archivist at The Amistad Research Center at Tulane University in New Orleans. In December of 2016, U. S. President Barack Hussein Obama appointed her to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a 3-year position that is the funding arm for the National Archives. Ms. Hankins was elected to SAA Council, serving from 2006-2009. She was elected as an SAA Distinguished Fellow in 2016 and appointed as Wendler Endowed Professor in the library, the Fall of 2016. She has presented widely on the subjects of diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, social justice and equity in academia. Her published work has been featured in science fiction, library, archival, other peer-reviewed journals, and book chapters. In 2016 her book, co-authored Miguel Juarez, Ph.D., was published by Library Juice Press titled "Where Are All the Librarians of Color: The Experiences of People of Color in Academia."