Antoinette M. Landor
Antoinette M. Landor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri. She is co-founder and Associate Director of the Center for Body Image Research and Policy (CBIRP). Dr. Landor received a PhD from the University of Georgia and completed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the impact of skin tone and colorism on individual, relational, and family health and functioning. She also examines how sociocultural factors influence the sexual and romantic relationship behaviors of adolescents and young adults. Her work has appeared in top journals, such as Perspectives on Psychological Science, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Youth and Adolescence and Archives of Sexual Behavior, and has been presented at domestic and international conferences, such as the European Congress of Psychology in Milan, Italy and the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development in Gold Coast, Australia. She has been interviewed by EBONY Magazine (readership of 11 million) and her research has been cited in national and international media outlets such as Psychology Today, NYMagazine, Salon, New York Daily News, and MedIndia:Network for Health. Dr. Landor is the recent recipient of the prestigious President’s Award for Early Career Excellence from the University of Missouri System. Her work has received national awards, and her article— Landor & Barr, 2018—received the Wiley Publishing Certificate of Recognition as One of the Top Downloaded Articles (between January 2017-December 2018) from Journal of Family Theory & Review. Dr. Landor teaches thought-provoking courses on Black Families, Youth Culture, and Human Sexuality. She is the recipient of several awards for teaching and mentoring including Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, the Gold Chalk Award, and the Distinguished Faculty Service Award. In addition, she serves as a faculty mentor for MU’s McNair Scholars Program. Dr. Landor grew up in southern Louisiana, attended Grambling State University for her undergraduate studies, and is a proud and active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the Links, Incorporated (Charter Member of Central Missouri Chapter). In her spare time, she enjoys international travel, listening to music, and shopping.