Rose Archer


Rose Archer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Birmingham-Southern College where she graduated magna cum laude. She later received a Master of Divinity from Duke University and a Graduate Certificate in Theology, Medicine, and Culture where she graduated magna cum laude. She is currently a doctoral student in Sociology at Florida State University and a McKnight Doctoral Fellow. Broadly, her research is situated in medical sociology, Black feminist and womanist epistemologies, and community-based participatory research. More specifically, her research examines the historical, social, and political forces that constrain Black reproductive autonomy and the individual and collective strategies engaged to resist such constraints. Along with her academic pursuits, Rose is a trained birth doula and founder of Doulas for Me, an organization that provides free and low-cost doula services to birthing families.


  • Birmingham- Southern College – BA in Music
  • Duke University – Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
  • Florida State University – M.S. in Sociology

Faculty Supervisors

Dr. Shantel Buggs

Rose Archer

PhD Student

Subfields: Health and Aging

Specializations: Race, Gender and Reproduction, Medical Sociology, Black Feminist and Womanist Thought, and Qualitative Methods

Curriculum Vitae