Dawn Chisebe


Dawn Chisebe is a  lecturer in the Department of African and African American Studies whose general field of expertise is African history, with a focus on colonialism and its relationship to the history and spread of HIV on the continent.  She also is engaged with encouraging students to travel abroad and has been a part of programs taking students to Barbados, Mexico, Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Namibia.  dditional fields of study are: Atlantic World Slavery, Women in Africa and the Atlantic World, Caribbean History, and African American History.  Recently she has taught courses on early and modern African History, Black Women in the Atlantic World, Feminism and Hip Hop, Religions of Africa, South African History, Social Justice: #BlackLivesMatter and the Flint Water Crisis, and Black Women’s History.

Areas of Expertise
  • The history and spread of HIV in the African Diaspora
  • Black Women’s History
  • Health Disparities
  • African History
  • Black Women and Hip Hop
  • Atlantic World History
  • BA, African American Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MA, African and African American Studies, The Ohio State University
  • PhD, Candidate, History, The Ohio State University