Staff

Delande Justinvil
Academic Administrator
Mandel Center, 2nd Floor, Pod 226
(781) 736-2097
delandej@brandeis.edu

Departmental Assistants

Gilberto Rosa '19

Courtney Page '19

Faculty

African and Afro-American Studies Department Faculty, 1970s
African and Afro-American Studies Department Faculty, 1970s

    
Department Faculty

 
Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman

Associate Professor of African & Afro-American Studies, English, and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

781-736-2165 | aliabdur@brandeis.edu | Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 218

Office Hours: On leave 2018-2019

Expertise: 19th to 21st-century American and African American literature and culture, gender studies and multiethnic feminisms, theories of race and racial formation, visual and media culture

Salah Hassan

Professor of African & Afro-American Studies and Fine Arts

781-736-8552 | sh40@brandeis.edu | Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 206

Office Hours: By appointment during Spring semesters

Expertise: African and African American art history. African aesthetics. African cinema. Contemporary art and theory.

Wangui Muigai

Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Race, Science and Society in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies and the Program in Health: Science, Society, & Policy

781-736-2083 | wmuigai@brandeis.edu | Rabb Graduate Center, 109

Office Hours: TBA

Expertise: Race and health. History of medicine and science. African American cultural and intellectual history. History of childhood.

Wellington W. Nyangoni

Professor of African and Afro-American Studies

781-736-2091 | nyangoni@brandeis.edu | Kutz Hall, 133

Office Hours: TBA

Expertise: Economic development of Africa. Comparative Third World political economy.

Carina Ray

Associate Professor of African & Afro-American Studies

Study Abroad Liaison

781-736-2027 | cer15@brandeis.edu | Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 219

Office Hours: TBA

Expertise: Africa and the Black Atlantic world. Race and sexuality. Comparative colonialisms and nationalisms. Migration and maritime histories. Relationships between race, ethnicity, and political power.

Faith L. Smith

Associate Professor of African & Afro-American Studies, English, Latin American & Latino Studies, and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Undergraduate Advising Head

781-736-2094 | fsmith@brandeis.edu | Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 217

Office Hours: TBA

Expertise: African and African American literature. Anglophone Caribbean literature.

Amber Spry

Assistant Professor of African and Afro-Americans Studies and Politics

781-736-xxxx || Olin-Sang American Civilization Center,

Office Hours: TBA

Expertise: American Politics. Race and identity studies. Political behavior. Political psychology. Inequality and social justice. Quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Chad Williams

Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Chair in History and Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies

Department Chair

781-736-3250 | chadw@brandeis.edu | Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 220

Office Hours: TBA

Expertise: African American and modern United States History. African American military history. World War I. African American intellectual history.

 

Visitng and Adjunct Faculty

  
Patrick Sylvian

Lecturer in African and Afro-American Studies

psylvain@brandeis.edu | Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 218

Office Hours: TBA, Fall 2017

 

Emeritus Faculty

  
Ibrahim Sundiata

Professor Emeritus of African and Afro-American Studies and History

Expertise: Social history of Africa. Slavery. The African diaspora. Afro-Brazil.

 

Affiliated Faculty

  
Greg Childs

Assistant Professor of Latin American History

781-736-2291 | gchilds@brandeis.edu | Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 105

Expertise: African diaspora studies, Latin American and Caribbean history, critical theories (race, social, legal), history of psychiatry, alterity and difference, philosophy of history and historiography, Atlantic world history, graffiti and hip hop studies 

Abigail Cooper

Assistant Professor of History

781-736-2284 | abcooper@brandeis.edu | Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 121

Expertise: U.S. history, slavery and emancipation, civil war and reconstruction, American religion and culture, 19th century U.S., social history of marginalized peoples

Richard Gaskins

Proskauer Chair in Law and Social Welfare

Director, Legal Studies Program

Director, Brandeis in The Hague

781-736-3028 | gaskins@brandeis.edu | Brown Social Science Center, 313

Expertise: Comparative law. Social welfare. Global justice and human rights. Economic philosophies. Legal argumentation.

Anita Hill

University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

781-736-3896 | ahill@brandeis.edu | Heller-Brown Building, 374

Expertise: Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy on Gender and Race.

Daniel Kryder

Louis Stulberg Chair in Law and Politics

781-736-2778 | kryder@brandeis.edu | Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 202

Expertise: American political development. Qualitative methods. Policing and social movements. History of race policy and politics.

Janet McIntosh

Professor of Anthropology

Department Chair, Anthropology

781-736-2215 | janetmc@brandeis.edu | Brown Social Science Center, 226

Expertise: Linguistic anthropology. Language ideology. Psychological anthropology. Personhood. Essentialism. Colonialism and postcoloniality. Identity. Whiteness studies. Military studies. Nationalism. East Africa and United States.

Derron Wallace

Assistant Professor of Education and Sociology

781-736-2088 | dwallace@brandeis.edu | Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 214

Expertise: Sociology of education. Comparative education. Multicultural and multiethnic education. Social inequality. Critical theories of race. Transnational migration. Caribbean diaspora studies.