Antoinette M. Landor, PhD
Antoinette M. Landor is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Missouri. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and completed a Eunice Kenney Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on the impact of skin tone— conceptualized as a part of body image— and colorism on individual, relational, and family health and functioning. She also examines how sociocultural factors influence the sexual and romantic relationship behaviors of African American 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’s 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. 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. In her spare time, she enjoys international travel, listening to music, and shopping.