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Kerfala Bangoura

Bangoura, Kerfala "Fana"

  • Director, UR West African Drumming Ensemble
Dan Beaumont

Beaumont, Daniel E.

  • Professor Emeritus of Religion and Classics


Interests: Arabic Languages and Literature

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Bridges, William H., IV

  • Associate Professor of Japanese

Interests: Modern Japanese language, literature, and culture; Race and ethnicity in modern Japanese literature and culture; Contemporary Japanese popular culture, especially anime; 20th-century African American literature; Literary theory, especially African American literary theory and the theory of the novel; Translation (theory and practice); Rhetoric and composition; Digital Humanities


Anthony T. Carter

Carter, Anthony T.

  • Professor Emeritus

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


Kristin Doughty

Doughty, Kristin

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology
  • Director, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

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

Joshua Dubler

Dubler, Joshua

  • Associate Professor of Religion
  • Director, Rochester Education Justice Initiative

Interests: Religion in America


Stanley Engerman

Engerman, Stanley

  • Professor of Economics, Emeritus

Interests: Economic History; Economics of Sports


Professor Kara Finnigan.

Finnigan, Kara

  • Professor of Educational Leadership


Signithia Fordham

Fordham, Signithia

  • Professor, University of Rochester

Interests: Research


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Gamm, Gerald

  • Professor of History
    Professor of Political Science


Interests: Political Science; American History

Nadine Grimm

Grimm, Nadine

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics
  • Director, Language Documentation and Description Program

Interests: Grammatical tone; Language documentation and description; Typology; African languages, particularly Bantu


Th. Emil Homerin

Homerin, Th. Emil

  • Professor Emeritus of Religion
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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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    Hunter, Cory

    • Assistant Professor of Music, Department of Music, College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
      Assistant Professor of Musicology, Eastman School of Music


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    Inikori, Joseph E.

    • Professor of History

    Interests: Atlantic World Economic History


    Cilas Kemedjio

    Kemedjio, Cilas

    • Professor of French

    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

    Kathryn Mariner

    Mariner, Kathryn

    • Wilmot Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Visual and Cultural Studies

    Interests: intimacy and social inequality; politics of race, class and gender; temporality; kinship and adoption; care; social work; space and place; visual anthropology; United States

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    Marshall, Cona

    • Assistant Professor of American Religions

    Interests: Womanism, Black feminism, the Black church (as an institution), and African American public religious rhetoric

    John Michael

    Michael, John

    • Professor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies
    • Director of American Studies

    Interests: American literature; critical theory; cultural studies


    Leila Nadir

    Nadir, Leila

    • Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities
    • Environmental Humanities Program Director

    Interests: anthropocene; apocalypse; environmental humanities; memoir and creative nonfiction; social practice art; food studies; theories of modernity/modernism


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    Omelsky, Matthew

    • Assistant Professor of English

    Interests: Global black cultural studies; African and Caribbean literatures; film and digital media; time and phenomenology; speculative fiction; critical theory.


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    Papaioannou, Julie

    • Associate Professor of Instruction in French
    • Language Coordinator, 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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    Radegonde-Eison, Ghislaine, Dr.

    • Program Manager, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies


    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

    • 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.

    • Associate Professor of History
    • Director of Undergraduate Studies

    Interests: African Diaspora, Latin American and Atlantic History


    Jason Titus

    Titus, Jason

    • Senior Lecturer
    Jeffrey Tucker

    Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

    • Associate Professor of English
    • Director, Undergraduate Studies

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


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    West, Glenn A.

    • Director of Mbira Ensemble
      ECMS Collegiate Instructor in Mbira


    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

    Michael Wolkoff

    Wolkoff, Michael

    • Professor of Economics
    • Deputy Chair, Economics

    Interests: Public Policy; Economics