Emerald Christopher

Dr. Christopher-Byrds research examines the socio-political position of marginalized women in the United States and abroad.


Dr. Christopher-Byrd's research examines the socio-political position of marginalized women in the United States and abroad. Focusing on interpersonal relationships and institutional violence, Dr. Christopher-Byrd explores how the cultural politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality are translated into public policy and social institutions. An alumna of the University of Delaware, she holds Master of Arts degrees in Education and Human Development (2007) and Women's Studies (2011) from the George Washington University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Language, Literacy and Culture (2015) from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Prior to entering the professoriate, Dr. Christopher-Byrd served as a University administrator focused on disciplinary cases involving sexual assault and physical violence.