PhD Cultural Anthropology, African Diaspora Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
M.A. Cultural Anthropology, African Diaspora Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Sociology and African-American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
Awards and Honors
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP) Recipient
Ford Foundation Honorable Mention
Activism Summer Research Grant
Thematic Graduate Fellowship
Graduate School Diversity Fellowship
Terry Foundation Scholarship (Full Academic Scholarship)
Cole, Haile. “A Love Letter for my Daughter: Love as a Political Act” in Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth an Anthology. Ed. Julia C. Oparah, and Alicia D. Bonaparte. 2016.
Cole, Haile and Luciane Rocha. “Losing our Children: (Un)Natural Disasters and Mothering in the African Diaspora.” (forthcoming)
Professional Conferences and Presentations
2016 The Biopolitics of Gendered ‘Blackness’: Transnational Perspectives on Women, Race, and Health. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. November 16-20.
2016 Invited Speaker. “State of Black Women’s Entrepreneurship.” Fireside chat with Carla Harris, Chair of the National Women’s Business Council. NWBC Public Meeting. Atlanta, GA. August 2.
2016 Invited Panelist. “Minority Report: The Criminalization of Marginalized Populations” LBJ School of Public Affairs. Austin, TX. Feb. 23.
2014 Invited Speaker. National Council of Negro Women, Austin Chapter-Women and Girls of Color Conference. Austin, TX. November 1.
2014 Cole, Haile and Kellee Coleman. “Dying to Live: Maternal and Infant Health Disparities for Black Women.” Workshop to be presented at the Black Women’s Health Conference. Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. June 13-14
2014 Cole, Haile. “Sankofa, History, Memory: (Re)Conceptualizing Black Women’s Maternal Health Disparities.” Paper to be presented at (Re)Membering the Body: 21st Annual Conference on Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies. The University of Texas. Austin, TX. March 20-21.
2013 Panelist. “Communications for Action with High Risk Populations.” Children’s Optimal Health Birth Outcomes Summit. Austin, TX. November 12.
2013 Cole, Haile. “(Re)Building Community and (Re)Creating Alternatives: Black Women and Mass Incarceration. Rethinking Prisons Conference. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, Tennessee. May 3-5.
2012 Cole, Haile. “Examining Community Based Alternatives as a Response to the Women’s Growing Incarceration.” Paper presented at the Rethinking Power & Resistance: Gender & Human Rights from Texas to the Transnational Americas Conference. University of Texas. Austin, TX. October 5-6.
2012 Cole, Haile. “Revolutionary Motherhood: Reflections on the Transformative Potentialities of Motherhood.” Paper presented at the Southeastern Women Studies Association Conference. George Mason University. Fairfax, VA. March 29-31.
2011 Cole, Haile E. “Anthropology and Prison: Ethnography in States of Confinement.” Paper presented at the New Directions in Anthropology Conference. University of Texas. Austin, TX. April 29-30.
2011 Cole, Haile E. “Black Motherhood: Maternity in the Texas Prison System.” Paper presented at the Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide Conference. University of California. Riverside, CA. March 10-12.