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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 Assistant Professor     rbland4@utk.edu
Shaneda Destine Assistant Professor Race, Class, and Gender; Black Social Movements;¬†Intersectionality; Critical Race and Political Economy   sdestine@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