Faith L. Smith
Faith L. Smith
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies; English; Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies; and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Undergraduate Advising Head
781-736-2094 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 217

Expertise: African and African American literature, Anglophone Caribbean literature

Student hours: Tuesday afternoons in Mandel 217 or via Zoom; Sign-up recommended here.


Department Faculty

Rachel Cantave
Rachel Cantave
Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting Professor in African and African American Studies
781-736-8142 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 113
ExpertiseEthnography, Anthropology, Identity Politics, Latin America and Caribbean, Comparative Religion, Anthropology of Religion, Race and Ethnicity, Religion, Brazil, Latin American Studies, Caribbean Studies, Anthropology of Ethics and Morality, Race and Racism, Social Sciences, Postcolonial Studies, Social and Cultural Anthropology
Wangui Muigai
Wangui Muigai
Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies; History; Program in Health: Science, Society, & Policy
781-736-2083 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 218

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

Carina Ray
Carina Ray
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies
Study Abroad Liaison
781-736-2027 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 219

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

Professor Shoniqua Roach
Shoniqua Roach
Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-8564 Jack, Joseph, & Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities 206

Expertise: Black Feminism, Black Sexuality Studies, Performance Theory, African-American Literary and Visual Cultures

Amber Spry
Amber Spry
Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies, and Politics
781-736-3109 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 108

Expertise: Political behavior, identity, race and ethnic politics, political psychology, and survey design methods

Anya Wallace
Visiting Assistant Professor
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African and African-American Studies
Chad Williams
Chad Williams
Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Chair in History
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies
781-736-3250 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 220

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

Emeritus Faculty

Wellington W. Nyangoni
Wellington W. Nyangoni
Professor of African and African American Studies
781-736-2091 Kutz Hall, 133

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

Ibrahim Sundiata
Professor Emeritus of African and African American Studies, and History

Expertise: Social history of Africa, slavery, the African diaspora, Afro-Brazil

Affiliated Faculty

Brandon Callender
Brandon Callender
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-4899 Rabb 130
Office Hours: TTh 4-5

Expertise: 19th & 20th Century American Literature, African American Literature, Film / Media, and Gender & Sexuality Studies

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V Varun Chaudhry
Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Rabb Graduate Center, 109

Expertise: Nonprofit Organizations and Foundations, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Communities of Color, Queer of Color Critique

Gregory Childs
Gregory Childs
Assistant Professor of Latin American History
781-736-2291 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 105
Office Hours: M 3:30-4:30, W 1-2 and by appointment

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
Abigail Cooper
Assistant Professor of History
781-736-2284 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

Dr. Emilie Diouf
Emilie Diouf
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-2161 Rabb 230

Expertise: Anglophone and Francophone African literature, Caribbean literature, critical theory, film/media, gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial theory and literature

Anita Hill
Anita Hill
University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-3896 Heller-Brown Building, 374

Expertise: Anti-discrimination law and policy on gender and race

Prof. Brian Horton
Brian Horton
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Expertise: Queer anthropology; queer of color critique/queer theory; popular culture; Global South queer activism and social life; African diasporas in India; race; digital anthropology; virtual subjectivities; social media; South Asia.
Daniel Kryder
Daniel Kryder
Louis Stulberg Chair in Law and Politics
781-736-2778 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 202

Expertise: American political development, qualitative methods, policing and social movements, history of race policy and politics

Dr. Siri Suh
Siri Suh
Assistant Professor of Sociology
781-736-2635 Pearlman Hall 102

Expertise: Sociology of health and illness, sociology of reproduction, critical studies of global health, science and technology studies (STS), research methods, sub-Saharan Africa

Derron Wallace
Derron Wallace
Assistant Professor of Education and Sociology
781-736-2088 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

Prof. Isaiah Wooden
Isaiah Wooden
Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater Arts
781-736-4201 Spingold Theater Center, 8