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Core Faculty

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

NAME TITLE FIELD SPECIALTIES PHONE EMAIL
Robert Bland Robert Bland Assistant Professor African American cultural history; black political thought; Race and American Memory   rbland4@utk.edu
Derek Brooms Dr. Derek Brooms Professor Sociology & Africana Studies   dbrooms@utk.edu
Shaneda Destine Shaneda Destine Assistant Professor Race, Class, and Gender; Black Social Movements;¬†Intersectionality; Critical Race and Political Economy   sdestine@utk.edu
DeLisa Hawkes DeLisa D. Hawkes, Ph.D. Assistant Professor English and the Africana Studies Program  
Shayla C. Nunnally
Shayla C. Nunnally Chair, Professor American Politics, African American Politics, Race and Politics 974-5052 snunnall@utk.edu
Larry Perry Larry Perry Assistant Professor History of the American Religious Left   lperry23@utk.edu
Danielle Procope Bell Danielle Procope Bell, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Africana Studies Program   dprocopebell@utk.edu