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.
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 research in the history of medicine, gender, pharmaceuticals, drug policy, 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.