People

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
kerfala.bangoura@gmail.com
1-337 Dewey Hall

Dan Beaumont

Beaumont, Daniel E.

Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature
daniel.beaumont@rochester.edu | (585) 275-5224
436 Rush Rhees Library
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Interests: Arabic Languages and Literature

Paul Burgett

Burgett, Paul

Adjunct Professor of Music in the School of Arts and Sciences
Vice President
Senior Advisor to the President
University Dean

paul.burgett@rochester.edu | (585) 273-2284
240 Wallis Hall

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Curt Cadorette

Cadorette, Curt

John Henry Newman Associate Professor of Catholic Studies
curt.cadorette@rochester.edu | (585) 275-9368
438 Rush Rhees Library

Interests: Catholicism in the Americas; Liberation Theology

Anthony T. Carter

Carter, Anthony T.

Professor Emeritus
anthony.carter@rochester.edu | (585) 275-8614

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

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Kristin Doughty

Doughty, Kristin

Assistant Professor
kristin.doughty@rochester.edu | (585) 275-5155
437 Lattimore Hall

Interests: political and legal anthropology; politics of reconciliation; transitional justice; violence and conflict; memory; politics of energy; Africa; Rwanda

Joshua Dubler

Dubler, Joshua

Assistant Professor of Religion
joshua.dubler@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4756
428A Rush Rhees Library

Interests: Religion in America

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Sasha Eloi

Eloi, Sasha

Instructor, Linguistics
se001k@z.rochester.edu | (585) 275-3157
2161 Dewey Hall

Stanley Engerman

Engerman, Stanley

John Munro Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics and Professor of History of Economics
s.engerman@rochester.edu | (585) 275-3165
203 Harkness Hall

Interests: Economic History; Economics of Sports

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Margarita Guillory

Guillory, Margarita Simon

Assistant Professor of Religion
m.guillory@rochester.edu | (585) 275-7780
431 Rush Rhees Library

Interests: African-American Religions; American Religious History

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T. Emil Homerin

Homerin, T. Emil

Professor of Religion
Chair of Department of Religion and Classics
emilhomerin@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4760
424 Rush Rhees Library

Interests: Islam; Arabic Literature; Mysticism

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Cilas Kemedjio

Kemedjio, Cilas

Professor of French
Head of the French Program
Director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

cilaskemedjio@rochester.edu | (585) 273-5346
311B Morey Hall

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

Jennifer Kyker

Kyker, Jennifer

Assistant Professor of Music, College Department of Music, University of Rochester
Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Eastman School of Music
jennifer.kyker@rochester.edu | (585) 275-0239
1-308 Dewey Hall

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John Michael

Michael, John

ProfessorProfessor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies
john.michael@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4974
404D Morey Hall

Interests: American literature; critical theory; cultural studies

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Papaioannou, Julie

Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
julie.papaioannou@rochester.edu | (585) 275-5524
427 Lattimore Hall

Interests: French language and culture; French and Francophone literature and film (nineteenth and twentieth centuries); French critical, literary, and postcolonial theory

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Nora Rubel

Rubel, Nora

Associate Professor of Religion; Director, Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies
nora.rubel@rochester.edu | (585) 275-7215
425 Rush Rhees Library

Interests: American Judaism; Religion and Foodways

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Saab, A. Joan

Associate Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural StudiesChair of Department of Art and Art History
joan.saab@rochester.edu | (585) 275-7922
506 Morey Hall

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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Sen, Maya

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
msen@ur.rochester.edu | (585) 273-5840
322 Harkness Hall

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Jeffrey Tucker

Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

Associate ProfessorAssociate Professor of English
jeffrey.tucker@rochester.edu | (585) 275-2064
418 Morey Hall

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

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Sharon Willis

Willis, Sharon

Professor of Art and Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
sharon.willis@rochester.edu | (585) 275-5757
517 Morey Hall

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