• 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
  • Alexander, Leslie
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    Position: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of History
    Department: History
    Areas of Specialization: African American and African Diaspora history, particularly the history of slavery, Black political and intellectual thought, and resistance movements
  • Britton, Akissi
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    Position: Assistant Professor
    Department: Department of Africana Studies
    Areas of Specialization: intersections of race, gender, and African diasporic religions, specifically Orisa/Lucumí tradition; Black feminisms; diaspora/Black Atlantic theory; gentrification and neoliberal urban development; and the importance of the digital in the study of diasporic communities
  • Brown, Carolyn
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    Position: Professor
    Department: History
    Areas of Specialization: West African labor and social history; masculinity; nationalism
  • Burrowes, Nicole A.
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    Position: Assistant Professor
    Department: History
    Areas of Specialization: Modern Caribbean and 20th century African-American history; social justice movements; Black Internationalism; the politics of solidarity
  • 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: Associate 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
  • Darby, Derrick
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    Position: Distinguished Professor
    Department: Philosophy
  • 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
  • Erakat, Noura
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    Position: Assistant Professor
    Department: Department of Africana Studies
    Areas of Specialization: Human Rights Law, Humanitarian Law, National Security Law, Refugee Law, Social Justice, and Critical Race Theory
  • 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
  • Johnson, Walton R.
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    Position: Professor, Undergraduate Director
    Department: Department of Africana Studies
    Areas of Specialization: southern Africa; religion; social change
  • Kay Jones, Leslie
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    Position: Assistant Professor
    Department: Sociology
    Areas of Specialization: social movements and social media, digital sociology, sociology of culture, sociology of race, ethnicity & immigration, sociology of technology
  • Khan, Kamal
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Department of Africana Studies
    Areas of Specialization: STEM, medicine
  • 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
  • Mathes, Carter
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Department of English
    Areas of Specialization: African American Literature; Twentieth Century Literature
  • Mouzon, Dawne
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Sociology
    Areas of Specialization: Population Health, Mental Health, Black American Populations, Family, Aging
  • 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
  • Rhiney, Kevon
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Geography
    Areas of Specialization: food and agriculture, environmental/climate justice, critical disaster studies, Black radical thought, Caribbean
  • 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
  • Rosado, Shantee
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    Position: Assistant Professor
    Department: Department of Africana Studies/ Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies
    Areas of Specialization: fro-Latinx Studies, Emotions, Blackness and Anti-Blackness, Migration, Racial Ideologies, Political Ideologies, Hip Hop Studies, and Pop Culture
  • 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
  • Tompkins, Christien
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    Position: Assistant Professor
    Department: Anthropology
    Areas of Specialization: Racialization, Anti-Blackness, Labor, Education, Design and Technology, Cities, Property, New Orleans/USA
  • Wall, Cheryl A. (in memoriam)
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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
  • Wallace, Maurice
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: English
    Areas of Specialization: African-American literature and literary theory, 19th century American literature and culture, US slavery and its afterlife, visual culture, sound studies, race and religion
  • 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
  • White, Khadijah
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    Position: Associate Professor
    Department: Journalism and Media Studies, School of Communication and Information
    Areas of Specialization: Politics and Identity in Media
  • Williams, Teona
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    Position: Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow
    Department: Department of Geography
    Areas of Specialization: Black Geographies, 20th century African American and environmental history, and Black feminist theory
  • Zamalin, Alex
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    Position: Professor
    Department: Africana Studies and Political Science