Dr. Dante Bryant is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work and College of Health and Human Services, and an Affiliated Faculty member in the Department of Africana Studies at the UNC Charlotte. Dr. Bryant joined the UNC Charlotte faculty after serving more than two decades in community organizing, social activism, social service program evaluation/implementation-development and local governmental policy reform. Dr. Bryant’s research and writings utilize multiple-theoretical, methodological and disciplinary approaches to examine racial institutional inequity and Black and White body politics within mainstream American social discourses. In addition, Dr. Bryant’s research actively explores the intersectional implications of race, gender and theory for social work education, practice and pedagogy.
- Ph.D. – University of Texas Arlington, Social Work
- M.S.S.W. – University of Texas Arlington, Social Work
- M.T.S. – Vanderbilt University, Theological Studies (Western Philosophical Pragmatism)
- B.A. – Southeast Missouri State University, Cognitive Psychology
Research Interests/Areas of Expertise
- Racial institutional inequity
- Black and White body politics
- Intersectional analysis of social work education, practice and pedagogy
- Bryant, D., (2019) Understanding Privilege, Discrimination and Oppression, Vol.1: https://soundcloud.com/pureliferoo/in-the-trenches-podcast-9-part-1?fbclid=IwAR1oVi8QBnt7hX75K09by98V5IlPzK9J8gR32HEyhFZ20PYplUpBEfB6Vwk
- Bryant, D., (2019) Understanding Privilege, Discrimination and Oppression, Vol. 2: https://soundcloud.com/pureliferoo/in-the-trenches-podcast-10-part-2?fbclid=IwAR0diZBdqeEfpsklcYJQkUyxmrwlOduI8MqsjoUrrAAS3MFVauPW5JSv9TE
- Lewis, C., Bryant, D., Bryant, A, Williams, N., & Robinson, D. (2017). Improving educational outcomes of vulnerable children: Starting from the bottom. Chapter: At Risk” Children and Teacher Preparation. San Diego, CA: Plural Publications.
- Bryant, D. (2016). Black LGBT health in the United States: The intersection of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Chapter: Status-Quo: Intersectionality-Theory, AfroCentric paradigms, and meeting the healthcare needs of Gay and Bisexual African American men. Lanham, MD: Lexington Publications.
- Shelton, J., Bryant, D., & Curtis, B. (2016). Is Black America ‘disintegrating’?: How class position, age cohort, and immigrant generation shape commitments to racial solidarity.The Griot: The Journal of African American Studies, 35(1), 88-108.
- Shelton, J., Curtis, B., & Bryant, D. (2016). We, as a people? Assessing the consequences of various sources of diversity among African Americans. The PHYLON: Race and Culture, 53(2), 79-99.