Jamie Lee Andreson holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and History from the University of Michigan. She was a postdoctoral scholar with the Africana Research Center from 2020-2022 and currently teaches History. Her work engages topics of Africana religions, African cultural heritage in the Americas, and analyses of race, gender, and sexuality through historical and ethnographic methods. She completed an M.A. in Ethnic and African Studies from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) and is the author of the book Ruth Landes e a Cidade das Mulheres: uma releitura da antropologia do candomblé (Editora UFBA, 2019). She has received support from the Fulbright-Hays program, the Ruth Landes Memorial Fund, and Rackham Graduate School to conduct ethnographic and historical research among Candomblé temples in Salvador, Brazil over the past ten years.