Hafeeza Anchrum

Graduate Associate

Hafeeza is a fifth-year PhD student in the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing and a graduate student in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies. Her program of research focuses on race, nursing and 20th century American healthcare to inform contemporary questions about racial and ethnic health and healthcare disparities. Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Hafeeza worked as a surgery nurse and clincial nurse educator in New York City. She received a Masters Degree for New York University and a Bachelor's degree from Florida State University. 

She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama and only puts butter in her grits. Hafeeza believes Whitney Houston's rendition of the national anthem remains undefeated and she listens to Shirley Caesar while cleaning house. She owns a record and cassette player and hopes to own a '74 Black Mustang (with an English bull-dog in the front seat).

Her hobbies include daydreaming, watching college football (#1 FSU, #2 Roll Tide), vintage shopping, traveling, and 'slaying' the runway!