Prof. Faith L. Smith
Faith L. Smith
Department Chair, Associate Professor of African and African American Studies; English; Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies; and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-2094 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 217
Office Hours: Wednesday 1-4 p.m., or by appointment

Expertise: African and African American literature, Anglophone Caribbean literature

Department Faculty

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
Office Hours: On Leave 2022-23

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

Professor Shoniqua Roach
Shoniqua Roach
Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
781-736-8564 Mandel Center for the Humanities 206
Office Hours: Tuesday & Friday 1-2 p.m., by appointment only

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
Office Hours: On leave, Fall '23

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

Prof. 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
Office Hours: Tues, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., or by appointment

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

Also serving as Undergraduate Advising Head. Please reach out with questions about the AAAS major or minor.

Anya Wallace
Visiting Assistant Professor
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African and African-American Studies
Prof. Yacob-Haliso
Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies
781-736-2027 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 219
Office Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 11a.m. - 12p.m.

Expertise: African women's and gender studies, women in conflict/postconflict, African refugees, international relations, African politics

Also serving as Study Abroad Advisor. 

Affiliated Faculty

Brandon Callender
Brandon Callender
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-4899 Rabb 130
Office Hours: 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Expertise: 19th- and 20th-century American literature, African American literature, film/media, gender and 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: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays 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

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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 United States, 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