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LaNitra Berger

LaNitra Berger, PhD

Associate Professor of Art History and Director of African and African American Studies
George Mason University
NAFSA President and Chair of the Board of Directors

LaNitra Berger, PhD, is the Associate Professor of Art History and Director of African and African American Studies at George Mason University (GMU). She has helped students secure more than 60 prestigious fellowships such as the Fulbright, Boren, Gilman, Truman, Udall, and Critical Language Scholarship awards. At GMU, Berger promotes internationalization through student advising, university service, and research. In 2015, she received the GMU Spirit of King Award for diversifying study abroad. She is an active member of the Diversity Abroad Network and volunteers with Globalize DC. Berger received her BA in art and international relations from Stanford University and her PhD in art history from Duke University.

LaNitra is the past vice president for Public Policy and Practice of NAFSA.