Audrey M. Elegbede, PhD


  • Ph.D. Anthropology, Brown University, 2009
  • M.A. Anthropology/Southeast Asian Studies, Arizona State University, 1996
  • B.A. Anthropology/Asian Studies/African Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993

Organizations and Affiliations

  • Winona State University Faculty Association
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) Benefit Advisory Committee
  • International Coaching Federation - Minnesota Chapter
  • Autism Society of Minnesota
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Central States Anthropological Society
  • Critical Mixed Race Studies Organization
  • Association for Research on Mothering

Teaching Areas/Courses

  • ETHN 168 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
  • ETHN 268 Race, Ethnicity, and Representation in the United States
  • ETHN 368 Ethnic Studies Seminar 1: History, Theory, and Methods
  • ETHN 468 Ethnic Studies Seminar 2: Social Justice Research
  • WGSS 373 Feminist Theories and Politics

Research Interests

  • The intersection of race and ability, particularly as it relates to service provision
  • White mothering of children of color
  • White privilege
  • Multiracial and multicultural identities
  • The pedagogy of coaching techniques in the teaching and learning of ethnic studies


  • CPC - Certified Professional Life and Leadership Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (2019)
  • ELI-MP - Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (2019)
  • Certified Reiki Master (2018)
  • RT Autism Awareness Foundation (Rochester, MN) - Vice President
  • 4 the Rochester Raiders (Rochester, MN) - Board Member
  • Knitting as a form of working meditation
  • Family time