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Core Faculty

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

Michelle D. Commander Associate Professor 20th and 21st Century American Literature; Brazil; Cultural Studies; Diaspora; Ethnography; Ghana; Race and Ethnicity; Transnational Studies. 974-6974
Shaneda Destine Assistant Professor Race, Class, and Gender; Black Social Movements;¬†Intersectionality; Critical Race and Political Economy
Asafa Jalata Professor Africana studies; global studies; political economy; race and ethnic studies; and social justice and democratic movements 974-7027
Bertin Louis Assistant Professor Cultural Identity, the African Diaspora, Gender, Globalization, Haitian Protestantism 974-7797
Gichingiri J. Ndigirigi Associate Professor African, African Diaspora literatues/drama/theater, Postcolonial and transnational studies 974-6942

Africana Studies Program
College of Arts & Sciences

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