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Africana Studies

FACULTY/STAFF

Faculty Areas of Research

Africana Studies faculty are nationally and internationally recognized and have won a number of prestigious grants, fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, the Smithsonian Fellowship, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the Senior Getty Program Grant, the Society for the Humanities Fellowship at Cornell University, the Senior Gender Fellowship at UCLA, the Center for Advanced Study Fellowship (Stanford University), the Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training Fellowship (New York University), and the National University Humanities Center Fellowship and others.

Current areas of faculty research are concentrated in the following areas:

African and African American literatures; African and African diaspora history; African and African diaspora art; African labor history; African women and feminism; black nationalisms; black psychological development and mental health; classical and post-colonial literature and criticism; democracy and globalization; folklore and mythology; jazz studies; hip-hop studies; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender psychology; Muslim peoples of the world; oral literature; pan-Africanism; third world politics; and West African history. Our department is well known for cutting-edge publications in various areas of scholarship and creativity. 

Faculty Honors

For complete faculty publications, view the faculty member's curriculum vitae linked below:
 

Jeffner Allen

Jeffner Allen

Professor of Philosophy, PIC and Africana
PhD, Duquesne University
jeffn@binghamton.edu

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Bailey Anne C. Bailey

Associate Professor of Africana and History
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
abailey@binghamton.edu

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Anthony Ephirim-DonkorMoulay-Ali Bouanani

Lecturer
PhD, University of Toledo
bouanani@binghamton.edu

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Burns

James Burns

Associate Professor of Music and Africana
PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies
jburns@binghamton.edu

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Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

Chair, Associate Professor of Religion and Africana
PhD, Emory University
aephirim@binghamton.edu

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Patricia G. Lespinasse

Patricia G. Lespinasse

Assistant Professor
PhD, Columbia University
plespina@binghamton.edu

 

Akbar Muhammad

Akbar Muhammad

Associate Professor of African History
PhD, Edinburgh University
muhamma@binghamton.edu

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Nkiru Nzegwu

Nkiru Nzegwu

Professor
PhD, University of Ottawa
panap@binghamton.edu

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Titilayo Okoror

Titilayo Okoror

Associate Professor, Public Health
Undergraduate Director
PhD, Pennsylvania State University
tokoror@binghamton.edu
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Isidore Okpewho

Isidore Okpewho

Distinguished Professor PhD, University of Denver;
DLit, University of London
iokpewho@binghamton.edu

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Michael West

Michael West

Professor
PhD, Harvard University
mwest@binghamton.edu 

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Lisa Norris

Department Secretary
lnorris@binghamton.edu

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 5/28/14