Memoirs of Black Entomologists

Memoirs of Black Entomologists: Reflections on Childhood, University, and Career Experiences brings together 20 black entomologists from the U.S. and around the world to share the stories of what drew them to the field, along with advice for black and minority students looking for a rewarding career in the entomological sciences.

To better support and promote the important work of black entomologists and scientists, the Entomological Society of America has made the Memoirs of Black Entomologists freely available. Download a PDF (3.7 MB download).

Memoirs featured in the book include:

  • Pedro Barbosa
  • Willye White Bryan
  • Leslie E. Casher
  • Henry Y. Fadamiro
  • Elmer Arthur Clarke Hagley
  • Ernest J. Harris
  • Lambert H. B. Kanga
  • Vernard Richard Lewis
  • Oscar E. Liburd
  • George N. Mbata
  • Elzie McCord, Jr.
  • Gloria Sanders McCutcheon
  • Joseph E. Munyaneza
  • Jorge Eliecer Peña
  • Eric W. Riddick
  • Michelle Samuel-Foo
  • Alvin M. Simmons
  • Jeurel Singleton
  • Touré G. Thompson
  • Jessica L. Ware


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