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Adeleke Adeeko
Humanities Distinguished Professor
614-247-8792
adeeko.1@osu.edu
  • Yoruba Literature
  • Literary Theory
  • African American Literature

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Robert Agunga
Affiliated Faculty, Director of Center...
614-292-8751/292
Agunga.1@osu.edu

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Franco Barchiesi
Associate Professor
614-292-3700
barchiesi.1@osu.edu
  • Afro-Pessimism and Ontologies of...
  • Critical Theory, especially...
  • Political theory

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Monika Brodnicka
Assistant Professor
614-292-0453
brodnicka.1@osu.edu
  • African Literature and Philosophy
  • Islam in West Africa
  • African Traditional Religions

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Kevin Cox
Professor (Department of Geography)
614-292-7948
cox.13@osu.edu

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Melanye Dixon
Associate Professor (Department of...
614-294-8892
dixson.199@osu.edu

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Simone C. Drake
Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees...
614-292-8079
drake.194@osu.edu
  • Critical Race, Gender, and Legal...
  • Black Visual Culture and Media
  • Public Humanities and Social...

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Navid Farnia
Graduate Student
614-292-5386
Farnia.1@osu.edu

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Liseli Fitzpatrick
Graduate Student
Fitzpatrick.106@osu.edu
  • Ancient African Kingdoms
  • The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and...
  • African Spirituality & the...

Kelly Jo Fulkerson-Dikuua

Kelly Jo Fulkerson-Dikuua
Doctoral Student
fulkerson-dikuua.1@osu.edu
  • Liberation Narratives
  • Contraception/Mothering
  • Namibian History

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Kenneth W. Goings
Professor
614-292-0237
goings.14@osu.edu
  • 19th- and 20th-Century African...

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Beverly Gordon
Associate Professor (School of...
614-688-4259
gordon.3@osu.edu

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David Hansen
Professor (International Programs in...
614-292-7252
hansen.4@osu.edu

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Leta Hendricks
688-7478
Hendricks.3@osu.edu
  • French Rap Music
  • Gaming and Teaching
  • Hip Hop Culture

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Ronald Huff
Professor Emeritus
614-292-8696
huff.2@osu.edu

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Judson L. Jeffries
Professor; Co-editor of Spectrum: A...
614-292-3175
jeffries.70@osu.edu
  • Media Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Homeland Security Studies

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David Crawford Jones
Senior Lecturer
614-292-3700
jones.5401@osu.edu
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Gender and Masculinity

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Keith Kilty
Professor (College of Social Work)
kilty.1@osu.edu

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Kwaku Larbi Korang
Associate Professor
614-292-0379
korang.1@osu.edu
  • Colonialism and Post-colonialism
  • Critical and Cultural Theory
  • Literature

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Robert Lawson
Professor (School of Educational...
614-688-5721
lawson.8@osu.edu

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Valerie Lee
Interim Chair
lee.89@osu.edu
  • African-American Literature
  • 20th Century American Literature
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies

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Shunichi Maruyama
Graduate Student
614-292-5386
maruyama.12@osu.edu
  • Black French History
  • Transnational Black Modernism
  • Cultural and Identity Politics

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William Theodore McDaniel
Professor
mcdaniel.2@osu.edu
  • Jazz Performance
  • Jazz History
  • African American Music

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Tiyi Morris
Associate Professor
740-366-9113 (ex
morris.730@osu.edu
  • 20th C US History
  • African American History
  • The Civil Rights Movement

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Lupenga Mphande
Associate Professor; Director of...
614-292-8734
mphande.1@osu.edu
  • Issues of Language and Culture in...
  • Southern African History and...
  • Southern African languages and...

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Linda James Myers
Professor
614-292-3447
myers.19@osu.edu
  • Psychology and Culture
  • Intersections of Race, Gender, and...

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Horace Newsum (H. Ike Okafor-Newsum)
Faculty Emeritus
newsum.2@osu.edu
  • Africana literatures
  • Art, and Visual Culture
  • Political Economy

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David Odden
Professor (Department of Linguistics)
614-292-5389
odden.1@osu.edu

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Pedro Schact Pereira
Faculty Affiliate
(614) 247-0018
  • Philosophy and Lit.: Port....
  • Iberian Studies/Luso-Hispanic lit...
  • Portuguese, Brazilian and Luso-...

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Scopas Poggo
Associate Professor
419-755-4202
poggo.1@osu.edu
  • Ancient Africa to the Present:...
  • African History
  • African-American Studies

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Townsand Price-Spratlen
Associate Professor (Department of...
614-292-5598
price-spratlen.1@osu.edu
  • •Research Interests: Urban...
  • •Current Research: neighborhood...

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John Quigley
Professor (College of Law)
614-292-1764
quigley.2@osu.edu

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Molly Reinhoudt
Managing Editor for Research in...
reinhoudt.2@osu.edu

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Stephanie Shaw
Associate Professor (Department of...
614-292-1384
shaw.1@osu.edu

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William (Maurice) Shipley
Assistant Professor Emeritus
shipley.4@osu.edu
  • Nineteenth-Century American...
  • Black American literature and...

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Ryan Skinner
Associate Professor of African...
614-292-9441
skinner.176@osu.edu
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • African Studies

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Maurice Stevens
Associate Professor (Department of...
614-292-1384
stevens.368@osu.edu

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Cheikh Thiam
Associate Professor of French and...
614-292-6905
thiam.5@osu.edu
  • Francophone African Studies
  • Race and Postcolonial Theories

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Sheneese Thompson
Graduate Student
thompson.2903@osu.edu
  • African Americans in Mass Media
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • African Centered Education

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Marquitta Tyler
Fiscal /HR Manager
614-292-0116
tyler.187@osu.edu

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James Upton
Associate Professor Emeritus
upton.2@osu.edu
  • African American Political...
  • Civil Rights
  • Citizen participation and...

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Sarah Van Beurden
Associate Professor
614-292-9298
van-beurden.1@osu.edu
  • Colonial and Postcolonial Cultural...
  • Transnational History
  • African history

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Vincene Verdun
Associate Professor (College of Law)
614-292-1575
verdun.1@osu.edu

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Hannah Vidmar
Graduate Student
614-292-5386
vidmar.13@osu.edu
  • East African history and politics
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Cultural and identity politics

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Donald Winford
Professor (Department of Linguistics)
winford.1@osu.edu

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Brandy Woods
Graduate Student
614-292-5386
Woods.659@osu.edu
  • Black Resiliency
  • Black Masculinity
  • Gullah/Geechee language