Faculty

Chair

Chad Williams
Chad Williams
Samuel J. and Augusta Spector Chair in History
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
781-736-3250 Jack, Joseph, and Morton 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.

Department Faculty

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
Associate Professor of English and Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies
781-736-2165 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
Salah Hassan
Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
Professor of Fine Arts
781-736-8552 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
Wangui Muigai
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Race, Science and Society in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies
Fellow in the Program in Health: Science, Society, & Policy
781-736-2083 Rabb Graduate Center, 109
Office Hours: TBA

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

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

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

Carina Ray
Carina Ray
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
Study Abroad Liaison
781-736-2027 Jack, Joseph and Morton 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

Faith L. Smith
Faith L. Smith
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies, English, Latin American & Latino Studies, and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Undergraduate Advising Head
781-736-2094 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 217

Expertise: African and African American literature, Anglophone Caribbean literature

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

Visiting and Adjunct Faculty

Patrick Sylvian
Patrick Sylvian
Lecturer in African and Afro-American Studies
Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities, 218

Emeritus Faculty

Ibrahim-Sundiata
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

Gregory Childs
Gregory Childs
Assistant Professor of Latin American History
781-736-2291 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center, 105
Office Hours: On Leave

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

Richard Gaskins
Richard Gaskins
Proskauer Chair in Law and Social Welfare
Director, Legal Studies Program and Director, Brandeis in The Hague
781-736-3028 Brown Social Science Center, 313

Expertise: Comparative law, social welfare, global justice and human rights, economic philosophies, legal argumentation

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

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

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

Janet McIntosh
Janet McIntosh
Professor of Anthropology
Department Chair, Anthropology
781-736-2215 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
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