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  • Awam Amkpa

    Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis

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    Research Interests: 

    African diasporic drama and film; transnationalism, postcolonial theory.

  • RenĂ©e Blake

    Associate Professor of Linguistics and Social and Cultural Analysis

    Director, Africana Studies

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    Research Interests: 

    Urban sociolinguistics; African American Vernacular English; languages and cultures of the Caribbean.

  • J. Michael Dash

    Professor of French and Social and Cultural Analysis

    First Year Ph.D. students Advisor

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    Research Interests: 

    Francophone/Caribbean Literature; literary theory; translation French to English

  • Ed Guerrero
    Ed Guerrero

    Associate Professor, Africana Studies, SCA/Cinema Studies;

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    Research Interests: 

    Black cinema, black stardom & celebrity; Africa, Asia in cinema; science fiction & horror cinema, utopia/dystopia; mapping the Black Pacific; interrogations of the representational burden of race and difference.

  • Julie Livingston

    Visiting Professor of History and Social and Cultural Analysis

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    Research Interests: 

    The Body; Gender; History and Anthropology; Medicine and Public Health; Historical and Ethnographic Writing.

  • Jennifer Morgan
    Jennifer L. Morgan

    Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History

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    Research Interests: 

    Early African American History, Comparative Slavery, Histories of Racial Ideology, Women and Gender

  • Michael Ralph
    Michael Ralph

    Assistant Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Metropolitan Studies;

    Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Africana Studies and American Studies

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    Research Interests: 

    Citizenship, Sovereignty, Risk, Liability, Urban Youth Culture, Diaspora, Postcolonialism

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    E. Frances White

    Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Africana Studies

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  • Deborah Willis

    University Professor; Professor of Photography and Imaging

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    Research Interests: 

    Visual Culture, Photography