Africana Studies

Tyeshia Lashae Redden

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

Africana Studies



Campus Box 2451


339 Carlisle St.

300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


PhD University of Florida, 2017

Academic Focus

Social Justice, Urban Planning, Social Policy, Critical Race Theory

Tyeshia Redden is a Derrick K. Gondwe Fellow and Assistant Professor who specializes in housing, social policy, and urban governance failures. Professor Redden holds a B.A. in Political Science and a M.S. in Urban Studies & Planning from Armstrong Atlantic State University and Savannah State University respectively. A University of Florida graduate, she holds a Ph.D. in Design, Construction, and Planning. Her work considers how race, class, gender, and sexuality influence the lived urban experiences of residents. In particular, Professor Redden examines the role of scholar-activists in combating social inequalities and the experiences of marginalized residents in vulnerable or informal communities.

Professor Redden has conducted research on behalf of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and the Office of the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Development in DeKalb County, Georgia. She is a frequent presenter at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference and the Urban Affairs Conference. Her courses at Gettysburg explore the policing of Black bodies in U.S., Caribbean, and Latin American society.  Currently, her research explores development-forced displacement in developing countries as a result of mega-sporting events.