Full-time Faculty

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  • Crystal S. Anderson

    Crystal S. Anderson

    Instructor

    Media studies, popular culture, popular music, visual culture, literature and audience and fan reception

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  • LaNitra M Berger

    LaNitra M Berger

    Director

    Associate Professor

    Art of the African Diaspora, African-American art history, South African modern art, Intersections of the African and Jewish Diasporas, lynching photography, art and social activism, African and African American Studies, social justice and international education, women artists, racial injustice and public monuments and memorials

  • RaShall Brackney

    RaShall Brackney

    Distinguished Visiting Professor of Practice

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  • Charles Chavis

    Charles Chavis

    Assistant Professor

  • Rose M Cherubin

    Rose M Cherubin

    Associate Professor

    Ancient philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, African American philosophy

  • Keith Clark

    Keith Clark

    Distinguished University Professor

    20th-Century African American Literature; African American Literary Masculinity Studies; Black LGBTQ+ Literature; African American Drama; Major Authors: James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines, Ann Petry

  • Kevin A Clark

    Kevin A Clark

    Professor

    Diversity in educational media, broadening participation in STEM, Learning Technologies

  • David Powers Corwin

    David Powers Corwin

    Assistant Professor

    LGBTQ+ Studies; friendship studies; television studies; trauma rhetoric; Appalachian Studies; gender and sexuality in higher education

  • Spencer Crew

    Spencer Crew

    Robinson Professor

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  • Rutledge M Dennis

    Rutledge M Dennis

    Professor

    Sociology of ideas, theoretical sociology, political sociology, race and ethnic studies, urban communities, the sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois

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  • Cynthia Fuchs

    Cynthia Fuchs

    Associate Professor

    Antiracist everything, documentary and fiction film, television, social media, war media, sports media, Black media, LGBTQ+ media, horror, action, and science fiction movies and TV, gender and sexuality.

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  • Yevette Richards Jordan

    Yevette Richards Jordan

    Associate Professor

    African American history, women's history, history of lynching, labor history, Pan-Africanism

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  • Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

    Professor

    Race, gender, the African American experience, and the history of black women in the Atlantic World

  • Juton Myers

    Juton Myers

    Program Coordinator

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  • Christy L Pichichero

    Christy L Pichichero

    Associate Professor

    Early Modern, Enlightenment, Revolutionary History, Literature, Art, & Music of the French Empire; Theories, Histories, and Practices of African Diaspora; Slavery & its Afterlives; War & Culture; Critical Race & Mixed-Race Studies; Gender & Sexuality; Human Rights & Social Justice; Theater; Film; Digital Humanities; Medical History; History of Emotion; Women’s Writing & History; History of News & Information Networks; Critical Pedagogy; Inclusive Pedagogy & Curricular Design; Student/Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Wellbeing; Faculty, Graduate, Undergraduate Recruitment, Retention, & Mentoring; Academic and Community Activism, Academe & Politics.

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  • Shauna Rigaud

    Shauna Rigaud

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SOC Professional Development Co-Chair

    Black History with a focus on Caribbean American experiences, Black feminism, youth development and community organizing

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  • Suzanne E. Smith

    Suzanne E. Smith

    Professor

    African American, 20th century Cultural History, History of Death in America, American Popular Music, African American Religious History

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  • Stefan Wheelock

    Stefan Wheelock

    Associate Professor

    late eighteenth century/early nineteenth century black antislavery writing with a particular emphasis on slave narrative autobiography, early black polemic, and their contributions to Atlantic political and intellectual currencies