Faculty Emeritus/a

Anthony C. Martin, Ph.D. (History)

Tony Martin taught at Wellesley College, Massachusetts since 1973. Martin qualified as a barrister-at-law at the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn (London) in 1965, did a B. Sc. honors degree in economics at the University of Hull (England) and the M.A. and Ph.D. in history at Michigan State University. Professor Martin has authored or compiled or edited fourteen books, including Literary Garveyism: Garvey, Black Arts and the Harlem Renaissance, and the classic study of the Garvey Movement, Race First: the Ideological and Organizational Struggles of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. He has received a number of academic and community awards. Martin is well known as a lecturer in many countries. He has spoken to university and general audiences all over the world. In 1990 he delivered the annual DuBois/Padmore/Nkrumah lectures in Ghana. His most recent book is Caribbean History: From Pre-Colonial Originas to the Present (2012).

Professor Emeritus Tony Martin died on Thursday, January 17, 2013 in Trinidad. He taught in the Africana Studies department from 1973 until his retirement in 2007. Click here for more information.

Judith Rollins, Ph.D. (Sociology - jrollins@wellesley.edu)

Judith Rollins began teaching in Africana Studies and Sociology at Wellesley College in 1992. Educated at Howard and Brandeis, she is the author of numerous articles and books on the social psychology of domination (including employer-domestic relationships), the Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Movement, and Caribbean women. Her recent articles include "And the Last Shall Be First: The Master-Slave Dialectic in Hegel, Nietzsche and Fanon" (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge, Summer 2007) and "Nevisian Women's Gender Consciousness: Content and Sources" (Caribbean Studies, January-June 2009).

The latter article was expanded and updated into the book, Voices of Concern: Nevisian Women's Issues at the Turn of the 21st Century (2010). Previously, Dr. Rollins collaborated with a Louisiana woman (who had housed her and other Civil Rights workers in the '60s) to produce the oral history, All is Never Said: the Narrative of Odette Harper Hines (1995). And her 1985 book, Between Women: Domestics and Their Employers, received the Jessie Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association for its contribution to women's studies. Subsequently, it was chosen for Contemporary Sociology's 1996 Special Issue on "Favorite Books of the Past 25 Years." Judith Rollins's current research is a community study of a village on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, with a focus on the women in the village.

In 2007-08, Dr. Rollins was Program Chair for the 2008 Boston conference of the Association of Black Sociologists, the largest organization in the U.S. of sociologists with an interest in the Africana world and/or of African descent. In 2008-09, she served as president of the Association.

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Filomina Steady
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Pashington Obeng
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Donna Patterson
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