Faculty

  • Professor of Africana Studies

    B.A., M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., Cornell University

    Expert on Caribbean literature and Caribbean intellectual history.

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  • Lecturer in Africana Studies

    B.S., M.S., Jackson State University; Ph.D., Saint Louis University

    Research focuses on the resilience and recovery of Mississippi Black women survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Assistant Professor of Africana Studies

    B.A., Howard University ; M.A., Colombia University; Ph.D., Colombia University

    Carter Jackson's research focuses on slavery and the abolitionists, violence as a political discourse, historical film, and black women’s history. 

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  • Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Africana Studies

    B.A., Spelman College; M.S., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Temple University

    Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women; expert on the womanist worldview and activist methodology.

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  • Professor of Africana Studies

    B.A., University of Ghana; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston University

    Specializes in Indian Ocean & Transatlantic African Diaspora studies, Anthropology of religion in continental Africa & New World Afro-Atlantic areas, cultural communication focusing on Black filmic representations.

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  • Lecturer in Africana Studies

    B.A., Moi University; M.A., University of Nairobi

    Research focuses on Swahili proverbial language and the sociocultural theory.

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  • Professor of Africana Studies

    B.A., Smith College; M.A., Boston University; B.Litt., D.Phil., Oxford University

    Studies of global gender systems and hierarchies; Africa and African Diaspora; social and environmental justice; international consulting.

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Faculty Emerita

  • Professor Emerita of Africana Studies and Sociology

    B.A., M.A., Howard University; Ph.D., Brandeis University

    Sociologist with a focus on social psychology; women’s studies; and the intersection of gender, race and class.

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