Anjerrika-Bean, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Howard University



“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
–Nelson Mandela

Passionate Scholarship

Because of her passion for educating and creating intellectual safe spaces for people to grow and develop, Dr. Bean has set her sights on securing a tenure track position in a liberal arts or research-intensive college or university.

Specifically, Dr. Bean focuses on the impact of social injustices, domestic abuse, and the cultural and economic empowerment experienced by women of color. She knows that her research training and experience have prepared her to empower students to achieve their highest academic goals.

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Dr. Anjerrika Bean is a native of Beaumont, Texas. As a researcher, she is a Sociologist and Criminologist with a concentration in criminology and inequality. Dr. Bean obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Leadership from the College of Biblical studies in 2010. She continued her higher educational pursuit and earned her Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from Prairie View A & M University in 2012 and her Ph.D. in Sociology and Criminology from Howard University.

Dr. Bean examines race and gender as it relates to domestic/intimate partner violence in the faith-based community. Specifically, she focuses on Black Women (IPV) and reporting in the faith-based community through Patricia Hill Collins’ power domain framework. An important goal of her research is to contribute to the knowledge base of domestic violence and provide suggestions to policymakers, lay leaders, and community advocates on designing and implementing ethical and effective tools that empower women of color who experience IPV. Her overall goal is to decrease IPV in communities of color. Implications of her research will provide a greater understanding of how marginalized social groups (i.e., women, racial minority groups, communities, etc.) adopt, internalize, negotiate, and challenge hegemonic conceptions of race and gender.


Motto: "Bet on yourself."


"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. " –Marianne Williamson.

My Experience

My Education
Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology

Howard University, 2019 
Major Concentrations: Criminology & Social Inequality
Minor Concentrations: Business

Women’s Studies Graduate Certificate

Howard University, 2019

Master of Arts Sociology

Prairie View A&M University, 2012

Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies

College of Biblical Studies, 2010

My Publications
Surviving COVID 19 (Increased Domestic Violence, Marginalized Communities, and Innovative Solutions)

Journal of Family Strengths Volume 21, Issue 1, Publishing CHILDREN AT RISK Prairie View A& M University

Edited By: Sanborn, Robert (Children at Risk), Gibson, Camille (Prairie A&M University), and Kellum, Sharlette, Ph.D. (Texas Southern University), (2022).

The Banning of Critical Race Theory: The Unearthing of White Fragility

Blog, Washington, D.C.:, (2022).

Donald Trump: Racism, Rhetoric and Women.

Chapter in NewsChaser. By Harris T. Daryl, Washington, D.C.: UWPBooks (2017).

Rhetoric & Religion: The Mobility of the Church.

Memphis Theological Seminary Journal, Theological Seminary Publishing; Volume 50, (2012)

Jesus Is My Omega.

Chapter in Some Encouragement from Him. By Adolph R. John Dr. Beaumont: CUSH Communication, (2011)

My Interests
Reading, Traveling, Dancing
Contact Informtion

Anjerrika Bean, Ph.D.
Dr. Ralph Gomes Social Justice Postdoctoral Fellow
Mellon Just Futures Initiative, Howard University
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