Tara Mock is an Africana social scientist specializing in the cultural political economy of modern Africa. Her research and teaching interests include Afro-Chinese relations, diaspora, cultural identity and community formation, globalization, memory, and expressive cultures. She is currently working on a book combining survey research, interviews, ethnography, and discourse analysis with theories of diaspora, Black Geographies, cultural political economy, nation branding, and imagined community to situate her investigation into conceptualizations of selfhood and community between African and Chinese people within an Africana Studies framework. Dr. Mock earned her PhD in African American and African Studies at Michigan State University, received a MALD in International Relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and studied international business at the HEC School of Management in Jouy-en-Josas, France.
- PhD, Michigan State University
- MA, Tufts University
- MBA, HEC Paris
- MPA, Louisiana State University
- BA, Louisiana State University