Staff & Undergraduate Department Representatives

Delande Justinvil
Academic Administrator
Mandel Center, 2nd Floor, Pod 226
(781) 736-2090
delandej@brandeis.edu

Amanda Caroline de Oliveira Pereira '15
Administrative Assistant
acp93@brandeis.edu

Malika Imhotep '15
UDR
saramaat@brandeis.edu

Hannah Young '15
UDR
hfyoung@brandeis.edu

Khadijah Lynch '16
UDR
klynch51@brandeis.edu

Faculty

Chad Williams, Chair, Department of African and Afro-American Studies

Mandel Center for the Humanities, 219

AAAS Faculty

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Associate Professor of English and African and Afro-American Studies
American and African American Literature and Culture. Critical Race Theory. Gender and Sexuality Studies. Multiethnic Feminisms.
On Leave 2014 - 2015

Jasmine Johnson, Assistant Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Afro-diasporic dance. Black performance studies. Theories of diaspora. Black feminisms. Ethnography. West African politics and culture. Urban renewal and gentrification.
Office Hours: Thurs. 2:00pm - 4:00pm & by appointment. 

Mingus Ulysses Mapps, Assistant Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and Politics
Urban politics. Race in American politics. Race, inequality and public policy. Civil Rights law and politics. Campaigns and elections.
On Leave 2014 - 2015

Wellington W. Nyangoni, Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
Africa: Economic development. Comparative Third World political economy.
Office Hours: Tues./Fri. 3:00pm – 4:30pm & Thurs. by appointment

Faith L. Smith, Undergraduate Advising Head
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and English
African and Afro-American literature. Anglophone Caribbean literature.
Office Hours: Mon. 10:00am - 2:00pm & by appointment

Derron Wallace
Social stratification. Immigrant incorporation. Race and ethnicity. Global Black masculinities. Critical race theory. Disability studies.
Office Hours: Wed. 11:00am - 1:00pm 

Chad Williams, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
African American and modern United States History. African American military history. World War I. African American intellectual history.
Office Hours: Tues. 1:00pm - 2:00pm & Thurs. 11:00am - 12:00pm.

 

AAAS Emeritus Faculty

Ibrahim Sundiata, The Samuel and Augusta Spector Professor of History
Africa: Social history. Slavery. The African diaspora. Afro-Brazil.

 

AAAS Affiliated Faculty

Joyce Antler, Samuel B. Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture and Women's and Gender Studies
Department of American Studies


Greg Childs
, Assistant Professor of History
Department of History


Abigail Cooper
, Assistant Professor of History
Department of History


Richard Gaskins, Proskauer Chair in Law and Social Welfare
Department of American Studies


Jane Hale, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature
Department of Romance Studies


Anita Hill
, Senior Advisor to the Provost and Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management


Daniel Kryder, Associate Professor of Politics
Department of Politics


Janet McIntosh, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology


Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson, Senior Scientist and Senior Lecturer
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management