JeffriAnne Wilder, Ph.D.
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder is a sociologist, writer, and thought leader. As a consultant, speaker, coach, and commentator, JeffriAnne specializes in various aspects of intersectional equity, including anti-racism and women’s empowerment. JeffriAnne is one of the nation’s leading experts on colorism in black American society with her research on colorism studies spanning more than 25 years. As a public scholar and diversity expert, Dr. Wilder is regularly featured on TV, radio/podcast, and print media for her perspective and analysis on a broad range of social, political, and cultural issues, from hip-hop to professional sports to higher education. JeffriAnne is very passionate about connecting sociology to the everyday issues occurring within our society, especially issues that impact women, girls, and communities of color.
Dr. Wilder served on the faculty at the University of North Florida as a tenured Associate Professor of Sociology and was the Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations. She currently works as a Senior Research Faculty for the National Center for Women & Information Technology which convenes, equips, and unites nearly 1,500 change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women in computing. These DEI efforts aim to change the face of technology now and in the future.