Maggie Gates is the Assistant Director of Communications and Development, which means she designs and executes the overall communications strategy and the Center’s fundraising infrastructure with the Director. She was the project manager for the Justice, Health, and Democracy Project on public health paradigms for drug control and criminal justice reform from 2016-2020.
Maggie was an AFP Fellow in 2015-16, and during that was a research manager on the Tensions of Force project for two former faculty affiliates of the Center, while also acting as the Managing Editor of Transforming Anthropology, the flagship journal of the Association of Black Anthropologists, which they co-edited. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys cooking, traveling, and making art with her daughter.
Maggie is co-chair of the Executive Committee for the Committee on the Concerns of Women, a Harvard Employee Resource Group. She has been a member of CCW since 2018.