Delande Justinvil
Academic Administrator
Mandel Center, 2nd Floor, Pod 226
(781) 736-2090

Departmental Assistants

Alexandra Thomas '18

Gilberto Rosa '19

2017 - 2018 UDRs

Saren McAllister '18


Carina RayChair, Department of African and Afro-American Studies

Mandel Center for the Humanities, 207

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: 2018-2019

Salah Hassan, Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and Fine Arts
African and African American art history. African aesthetics. African cinema. Contemporary art and theory.
By appointment (Spring 2018)

Wangui MuigaiFlorence Levy Kay Fellow in Race, Science and Society
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
Africa: Economic development. Comparative Third World political economy.

Carina RayAssociate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies
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, Undergraduate Advising Head
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and English
African and African American literature. Anglophone Caribbean literature.

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.

Amber Spry, Assistant Professor of African and Afro-Americans Studies and Politics 
American Politics. Race and identity studies. Political behavior. Political psychology. Inequality and social justice. Quantitative and qualitative research methods.

AAAS Visitng and Adjunct Faculty

Patrick Sylvian, Lecturer in African and Afro-American Studies

AAAS Emeritus Faculty

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

AAAS Affiliated Faculty

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

Anita Hill, University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Daniel Kryder, Louis Stulberg Chair in Law and Politics
Department of Politics

Janet McIntosh, Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology

Derron Wallace, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Education
Department of Sociology