Africana Studies Advisors will be assigned to students who declare a Major in Interdisciplinary Programs with a concentration in Africana Studies. They will also be available to help inquiring undergraduate students. Questions? Call the department office phone at 865-974-5052.
Fatuma Guyo, Ph.D.
Fatuma Guyo is a historian of twentieth-century Africa with a specialization in East African history. Her teaching and research interests lies at the intersection of Pre-colonial and Colonial History; Borderland History; Policy History; Women and Gender History; Oral History, and Democratization and Social Change. Dr. Guyo teaches Introduction to African Studies, AFST 235 and 236 courses.
Walter Isaac, Ph.D.
Walter R. Isaac is a scholar, public intellectual and African American rabbi of Palestinian descent. He has for many years worked as a mentor and direct advocate for LGBTQ teens, school-age boys of color, Jewish youth and victims of urban violence. He is a specialist in intercultural student affairs and university campus dialogue, particularly on issues of systemic racism, sex/gender discrimination, and the politics of Israel/Palestine.