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

    Associate Director

    Instructor

    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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  • Benedict Carton

    Benedict Carton

    Associate Professor

    Africa, South Africa, transnational race, imperialism, cultural and oral history

  • Charles Chavis

    Charles Chavis

    Interim Director

    Assistant Professor

  • Rose M Cherubin

    Rose M Cherubin

    Associate Professor

    Ancient philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, African American philosophy

  • Keith Clark

    Keith Clark

    Professor

  • Kevin A Clark

    Kevin A Clark

    Professor

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

  • Tianna L. Cobb

    Tianna L. Cobb

    Postdoctoral R & T Fellow

    Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Mental Health, Gender and Race, Black Studies

  • David Powers Corwin

    David Powers Corwin

    Assistant Professor

    LGBTQ Studies; feminist and queer theory; friendship studies and rhetoric, television studies; critical trauma studies and rhetoric; ecofeminism; gender and sexuality in Appalachia

  • 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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  • 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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  • Akila-Ka Ma'at (Jennifer R. Warren)

    Akila-Ka Ma'at (Jennifer R. Warren)

    Assistant Professor

    Black Women, Reproductive Health, Infectious Disease, Chronic Disease, Health Outcomes, Determinants of Health, Internalized Racism, Racial Stress, Resilience, Digital Health, Health Communication, Black Feminism, Translational Research, Critical Methodologies, Community-Based Participatory Research

  • 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

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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