Antoinette Landor

  • Associate Professor, Millsap Professor of Diversity & Multicultural Studies
  • Co-Founder, Associate Director, Center for Body Image Research and Policy (CBIRP)
  • Landor’s research focuses on the impact of colorism and racism on individual, relational, and family health and functioning. She also examines how sociocultural factors influence the sexual and romantic relationship behaviors of adolescents and young adults. Her work has appeared in top-tier journals, such as Perspectives on Psychological Science, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Sleep Research, 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 NBCLX (viewership 32 million households), EBONY Magazine (readership of 11 million), Well + Good Magazine (readership of 10 million), Blakademik TV in the United Kingdom, and her research has been cited in national and international media outlets such as Psychology Today, NYMagazine, Salon, Medium, New York Daily News, and MedIndia:Network for Health. References to her work can be found in textbooks/handbooks, including Belgrave and Allison’s (2018) African American Psychology: From Africa to America (4th Edition), Cicchetti’s (2016) Developmental Psychopathology, Risk, Resilience, and Intervention (Vol. 4), New York Times Bestseller How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (2019), and courses around the country.
  • Among her research awards, Dr. Landor is the recent recipient of the prestigious President’s Award for Early Career Excellence from the University of Missouri System and the Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award. In addition, her work has received national awards, and her article— Landor & McNeil Smith, 2019— was published in one of the top five academic journals in psychology and won the 2020 Best Paper Award from the National Council on Family Relations and her article— Landor & Barr, 2018—received the Wiley Publishing Certificate of Recognition as One of the Top Downloaded Articles from Journal of Family Theory & Review.
  • Landor teaches thought-provoking courses on Black Families, Youth Culture, and Human Sexuality. She is also the recipient of several awards for teaching and mentoring including the National Undergraduate Research Mentor Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Board on Human Sciences, the Gold Chalk Award that recognizes significant contributions to the education and training of graduate students, the Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, and the Distinguished Faculty Service Award. In addition, she has served as faculty mentor to over 25 undergraduate students, including 5 McNair Scholars, 5 Psychological Sciences Honors Thesis Scholars, 2 Discover Fellows, and 2 Undergraduate Research Experience Scholars in the College of Education and Human Development.
  • Landor grew up in Lake Charles, 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 (Charter Member of Central Missouri Chapter). In her spare time she enjoys international travel, listening to music, and shopping.

Awards (Selected)

  • President’s Award for Early Career Excellence, University of Missouri System
  • Provost’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Research Award
  • Best Paper Award, National Council on Family Relations, Families and Health Section
  • National Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities, Board on Human Sciences (BoHS)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year Award, University of Missouri
  • Gold Chalk Award, Graduate Professional Council, University of Missouri
  • Early Career Research Award, Family Process Institute
  • Distinguished Faculty Service Award, College of Human and Environmental Sciences (HES), University of Missouri
  • Awarded one of the University of Missouri’s Highest Honors, “Tapped” into the Mystical Seven Secret Honor Society
  • Outstanding Mentor for Two Finalists of the 2019 Mizzou ’39 Class, University of Missouri
  • Honors Graduate Mentor, Honors Ceremony, University of Missouri (2017, 2019)
  • Honored by Mizzou’s Black Women’s Initiative for her work on Mizzou’s campus and in the Columbia area.
  • Best Proposal by a Student/New Professional Award, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), Ethnic Minorities Section
  • Best Conference Proposal Award, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), Research and Theory Section

Areas of Expertise

  • Sexual behavior and romantic relationships in adolescence and young adulthood
  • Skin tone and colorism
  • Family and sociocultural influences on sexual behavior and romantic relationships
  • Race-related experiences (e.g., racial socialization and discrimination)