Graduate Faculty

  • Alexander-Floyd, Nikol
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Department of Women's and Gender Studies / Political Science
    Areas of Specialization: politics; law; women’s studies; black studies
  • Brown, Carolyn
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    Position: Professor
    Department: History
    Areas of Specialization: West African labor and social history; masculinity; nationalism
  • Butler, Kim D.
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Department of Africana Studies
    Areas of Specialization: African diaspora studies; Brazil; Latin America/Caribbean
  • Cooper, Britney
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    Position: Assistant Professor
    Department: Department of Africana Studies / Women's and Gender Studies
    Areas of Specialization: Black women’s intellectual history; Black feminist thought; race and gender politics in hip hop and popular culture
  • Dinzey-Flores, Zaire
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Latino and Caribbean Studies / Sociology
    Areas of Specialization: housing policy and design; race and ethnicity; urban planning
  • Fleetwood, Nicole R.
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Department of American Studies
    Areas of Specialization: visual culture; black cultural history; gender and feminist studies
  • Fuentes, Marisa J.
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    Position: History Presidential Term Chair in African American History, 2017-2022, Associate Professor
    Department: Department of History / Women’s and Gender Studies
    Areas of Specialization: gender, sexuality, and slavery in the early modern Atlantic World
  • Gross, Kali Nicole
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    Position: Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of History
    Department: Department of History
    Areas of Specialization: black women's experiences in the United States criminal justice system
  • Johnson, Walton R.
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    Position: Professor
    Department: Department of Africana Studies
    Areas of Specialization: southern Africa; religion; social change
  • Kwate, Naa Oyo A.
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Department of Africana Studies
    Areas of Specialization: social determinants of African American health
  • Maldonando-Torres, Nelson
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Department of LCS and Comparative Literature
    Areas of Specialization: Comparative critical and decolonial theorizing; Race & Ethnicity
  • Mathes, Carter
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Department of English
    Areas of Specialization: African American Literature; Twentieth Century Literature
  • McGary, Howard
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    Position: Distinguished Professor
    Department: Department of Philosophy
    Areas of Specialization: Social and Political Philosophy; ethics and African American Philosophy
  • Murch, Donna
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Department of History
    Areas of Specialization: mass incarceration/war on drugs; Black Power and Civil Rights
  • Ramsamy, Edward
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    Position: Chairperson, Associate Professor
    Department: Department of Africana Studies
    Areas of Specialization: international development planning; geographies of globalization
  • Robolin, Stéphane
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Director for Center for African Studies / Department of English
    Areas of Specialization: African Diaspora; African American
  • Shockley, Evie
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    Position: Professor
    Department: Department of English
    Areas of Specialization: African-American & Diaspora; Creative Writing Studies
  • Stephens, Michelle A.
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    Position: Professor
    Department: Department of English
    Areas of Specialization: African-American and Diaspora; Gender & Sexuality
  • Tate, Gayle T.
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Department of Africana Studies / Women’s and Gender Studies
    Areas of Specialization: African-American & Diaspora; Gender & Sexuality
  • Wall, Cheryl A.
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    Position: Board of Governors Zora Neale Hurston Distinguished Professor
    Department: Department of English
    Areas of Specialization: African-American & Diaspora; Gender & Sexuality
  • White, Deborah Gray
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    Position: Board of Governors Distinguished Professor
    Department: Department of History / Women’s and Gender Studies
    Areas of Specialization: African-American history; American Women's history; identity