Margaret E. Deffenbaugh and LeRoy T. Carlson Professor in Comparative Literature; Professor of Africana Studies
B.A., M.A., Fordham University; Ph.D., Cornell University
Expert on Caribbean literature and Caribbean intellectual history.
Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware
Art historian examining African American and African identities, the body, feminism, and music in twentieth-century and contemporary art.
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.
Associate 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.
Visiting Lecturer in Africana Studies
B.A., Moi University; M.A., University of Nairobi
Research focuses on Swahili proverbial language and the sociocultural theory.
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies
B.A., University of Houston; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
Historian with training in Africa and the African Diaspora with interests in health policy, gender, medical professionalization, and entrepreneurship.
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.