Antoinette Livingston earned a B.A in Mass Communication from Mississippi Valley State University and an M.S. in Community Development from Delta State University. She studied Sociology with a concentration in family and gender at Mississippi State University. She serves as Assistant Professor in Hampton University’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and as Faculty Research Mentor for the Hampton University Minority Retirement & Security Grant Team. Professor Livingston’s previous appointments were with West Virginia University, Mississippi Valley State University, and Mississippi State University. Her teaching and research interests include family, gender, race, social inequalities, and community development. Her most recent presentations include NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Leadership & Advocacy Summit, the National Black Political Convention, Works in Progress: A Regional Interdisciplinary Conference on Feminist Scholarship, and the 6th Annual Black America Event: African-American Youth in the Justice System.
Professor Livingston’s work with underprivileged communities has resulted in federal, state, and corporate funding for strategic planning, program development, and youth empowerment projects. In addition, she has provided program development, strategic planning, program evaluation, and nonprofit start-up assistance to community organizations. Professor Livingston also developed and currently facilitates Policing the Intersection, a cultural awareness and diversity module, for the City of Hampton Police Academy and She Empowered, a women’s empowerment and youth STEM initiative for a local community center. She developed BRAVE: Breaking Records and Achieving Victories through Education which will assist in developing and facilitating strategies to improve the educational outcomes of underprivileged youth and Reentry, Parenting, and Partnering a family-oriented reentry module at a local rehabilitation and halfway house.
Professor Livingston also serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Transitions Family Violence Services and is a member of Sister to Sister, Inc.’s Board of Directors.