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Core Faculty

Core faculty are tenure-line faculty with teaching responsibilities in Africana Studies.

NAME TITLE FIELD SPECIALTIES PHONE EMAIL
Michelle D. Commander Associate Professor 20th and 21st Century American Literature; Brazil; Cultural Studies; Diaspora; Ethnography; Ghana; Race and Ethnicity; Transnational Studies. 974-6974 mcommand@utk.edu
Bertin Louis Assistant Professor Cultural Identity, the African Diaspora, Gender, Globalization, Haitian Protestantism 974-7797 blouis2@utk.edu
Asafa Jalata Professor Africana studies; global studies; political economy; race and ethnic studies; and social justice and democratic movements 974-7027 ajalata@utk.edu
Gichingiri J. Ndigirigi Associate Professor African, African Diaspora literatues/drama/theater, Postcolonial and transnational studies 974-6942 jndigiri@utk.edu
Awa Sarr Assistant Professor Francophone Literature; Sociology of Francophone African Literature, Colonial and Postcolonial Theories and Movements, Women's writing 974-6995 asarr@utk.edu

Africana Studies Program
College of Arts & Sciences


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