Departments, Programs and Centers


Africana Studies

  • Director  Professor Bessie House-Soremekun, Political Science and Africana Studies
  • Professors  Edward E. Curtis IV, Religious Studies; Ch. Didier Gondola, History; Bessie House-Soremekun, Political Science and Africana Studies; Missy Kubitschek, English;  John McKivigan, History;  Obioma Nnaemeka, World Languages and Cultures/Women's Studies
  • Associate Professors  Ramla Bandele, Political Science; Kelly Hayes, Religious Studies; Gina Sanchez Gibau, Anthropology; Ronda Henry, English; Monroe Little, History; Najja Modibo, Sociology; Una Osili, Economics; Jennifer Thorington-Springer, English;
  • Assistant Professors Joseph L. Tucker Edmonds, Religious Studies and Africana Studies; Modupe Labode, Museum Studies; 

Africana Studies encompasses the scholarly exploration of African and African American life and culture from an interdisciplinary perspective. Courses in Africana Studies are offered within the program and in many departments of the School of Liberal Arts.