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Associated Faculty

The Institute invites several visiting speakers each year, and sponsors conferences that are linked to the research and teaching interests of our faculty. The Institute now offers Faculty Fellowship and Graduate Certificate in addition to research grants to faculty associates to support research in African and African-American Studies.



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Kerfala Bangoura

Bangoura, Kerfala "Fana"

  • Director, UR West African Drumming Ensemble
Dan Beaumont

Beaumont, Daniel E.

  • Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature

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Interests: Arabic Languages and Literature

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Anthony T. Carter

Carter, Anthony T.

  • Professor Emeritus

Interests: rural politics; kinship and marriage; households and personhood

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Sasha Eloi

Eloi, Sasha

  • Instructor, Linguistics

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T. Emil Homerin

Homerin, T. Emil

  • Professor of Religion

Interests: Islam; Arabic Literature; Mysticism

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Hudson, Larry E.

  • Associate Professor of History

Interests: African-American History; Comparative Slavery; Civil War and Reconstruction; New South; Theory and Methods of Oral History

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Inikori, Joseph E.

  • Professor of History
    Professor of African and African-American Studies

Interests: Atlantic World Economic History

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Cilas Kemedjio

Kemedjio, Cilas

  • Professor of French
  • Director, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Interests: Francophone Caribbean and African literary and cultural studies; postcolonial theory; transnational black studies; humanitarianism

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Mandala, Elias C.

  • Professor of History

Interests: Southern Africa since the 19th Century; Social History

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Papaioannou, Julie

  • Associate Professor of Instruction in French
    Language Coordinator for French

Interests: French language and culture; French and Francophone literature and film (twentieth and twenty-first centuries); French literary translation; French criticism, literary and postcolonial theory

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Nora Rubel

Rubel, Nora

  • Jane and Alan Batkin Professor of Jewish Studies
  • Chair, Department of Religion and Classics

Interests: American Religion; Race and Ethnicity; Religion and Foodways

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Saab, A. Joan

  • Associate Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies
  • Vice Provost of Academic Affairs

Interests: Twentieth-century American cultural history; media and culture; urban and community studies; popular culture; cultural studies; aesthetic categories and values

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Sierra Silva, Pablo M.

  • Assistant Professor of History

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Jeffrey Tucker

Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

  • Associate Professor of English

Interests: African-American literature; 20th-century American literature; science fiction

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Sharon Willis

Willis, Sharon

  • Professor, Art and Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

Interests: Film history and theory; visual and cultural studies; women's studies and feminist theory; comparative literature and critical theory; French cinema; 19th and 20th century French literature