Our Team - Carolette Norwood, Howard University

Carolette Norwood, Howard University


Norwood is Professor and Department Head of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University. She was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and affiliate faculty in Sociology at the University of Cincinnati. Norwood earned her PhD in sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Université de Montréal in African Demography. Norwood’s current research interests include exploring the simultaneity and particularities of feminism(s) in the African Diaspora within and across geographical and local context; sexual health disparities at the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, place, and space; stress, trauma, and mental health wellbeing among midlife African-American women; and spatial distribution of HIV across the Cincinnati metropolitan statistical area. Norwood leads OPEN’s Understanding Reproductive Health Needs of Cincinnati Communities project.