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Jaminque Adams
Masters Student
adams.2217@osu.edu

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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
Director of Center for African Studies
614-292-8751/292
Agunga.1@osu.edu

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Shaida Akbarian
Doctoral Student
akbarian.2@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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Rodney (Tawanda) Chabikwa
Doctoral Student
chabikwa.1@osu.edu

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Dawn Chisebe
Lecturer
chisebe.1@osu.edu
  • The history and spread of HIV in...
  • Black Women’s History
  • Health Disparities

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

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Omar Dieng
Doctoral Student
dieng.9@osu.edu

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Lynette Dixon
Master's Student
dixon.701@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...
drake.194@osu.edu
  • Critical Race, Gender, and Legal...
  • Black Visual Culture and Media
  • Public Humanities and Social...

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

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Katherine Ford
Master's Student
ford.945@osu.edu

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Kelly Jo Fulkerson-Dikuua
Doctoral Student
fulkerson-dikuua.1@osu.edu
  • Jim Crow Segregation &...
  • Consent & Apartheid
  • Feminist Theory/ Thought

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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
Librarian
614-688-7478
Hendricks.3@osu.edu
  • French Rap Music
  • Gaming and Teaching
  • Hip Hop Culture

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Eric Herschthal
Postdoctoral Fellow
Herschthal.1@osu.edu
  • Slavery and Emancipation
  • Black Atlantic World, 1500-1850
  • Science, Medicine, and Technology

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

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

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Ioanna Kipourou
Visiting Scholar
Kipourou.1@osu.edu
  • American Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Cultural Studies

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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
Professor Emeritus
lee.89@osu.edu
  • African-American Literature
  • 20th Century American Literature
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies

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Lorraine Levels
Program Coordinator
614-688-2490
levels.3@osu.edu
  • Academic services
  • Department administrative...
  • Scheduling, enrollment, grades

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Steve McCann
Administrative Manager
614-292-9308
mccann.251@osu.edu
  • Budgeting, Fiscal, and Purchasing
  • Purchasing and Travel
  • Human Resources

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William Theodore McDaniel
Professor Emeritus
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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Fungisai Musoni
Doctoral Student
musoni.4@osu.edu
  • History of sub-Saharan Africa...
  • Transnational Networks
  • Philanthropism

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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)
Associate Professor 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
Associate Professor
(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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Alessandra Rios
Master's Student
rios.103@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

Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor
Doctoral Student
taylor.3181@osu.edu
  • Contemporary Black Feminism
  • Black Female Sexuality in Popular...
  • Black Women's Narratives

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Sheneese Thompson
Doctoral Student
thompson.2903@osu.edu
  • Black Popular Culture
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • African Centered Education

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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
Doctoral 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