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Christopher Adejumo

Associate Professor of Art and Art History

c.ade@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-5672 |
ART 3.424

Education: Ph.D., 1997, Art Education, Ohio State University

Interests: Graphic Design, Visual Designs (Printmaking), Art Education, Multiculturalism and Community Based Art Education,

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Omoniyi Afolabi

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and of African and African Diaspora Studies

afolabi@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-4510 |
BEN 3.110

Education: Ph.D, Luso-Brazilian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Interests: The interface between literature, historicism, and culture studies with particular focus on Afro-Brazil

Charles O. Anderson

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and of Theatre and Dance

charles.o.anderson@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-3467 |
WIN 1.142

Education: M.F.A., 2002, Choreography, Temple University

Interests: African Diaspora and African American (Black) vernacular and concert dance history, Black dance aesthetics, Afrocentric dance pedagogy, choreography and dance composition, contemporary dance, Afrofuturism, critical race theory in dance

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Jossianna Arroyo-Martínez

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and of African and African Diaspora Studies

jarroyo@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-4536 |
BEN 3.120

Education: Ph.D., 1998, Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California at Berkeley

Interests: Latin American, Caribbean, Luso-Brazilian & Afro-Diasporic Literatures & Cultures; race, gender & sexuality in colonial & postcolonial societies; Latin American literature, ethnography and sociology.

Germine Awad

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology

gawad@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-0526 |
SZB 506H

Education: Ph.D., 2005, Psychology, Southern Illinois University - Carbindale

Interests: Attitude development and expression within prejudice and discrimination, ethnic and racial identity (with a focus on Arabs and African Americans), acculturation, immigration, and attitudes toward affirmative action beneficiaries

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Keisha Bentley-Edwards

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

keisha.bentley@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-2755 |
SZB 506J

Education: Ph.D., 2009, Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development, University of Pennsylvania

Interests: The processes of racial socialization, community vs. individual investment in the Black community, risk and protective factors in coping with racism and, class and upward mobility

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Daina Ramey Berry

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and of History

drb@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4310 |
GWB 3.116

Education: Ph.D., 1998, United States History, University of California, Los Angeles

Interests: Dr. Berry's research interests include 19th century American History, Comparative Slavery, and Southern History, with a particular emphasis on the role of gender, labor, family, and economy among the enslaved. She is currently working on a comprehensive study of enslaved prices in the United States. Her research has been supported by the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, and the American Association of University Women.

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Anthony L. Brown

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

anthony.brown25@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-3902 |
SZB 428L

Education: Ph.D., 2006 Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Carolyn M. Brown

Professor

cmbrown@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-2374 |
PHR 3.209D

Education: Ph. D., 1994, Pharmacy Health Care Administration, University of Florida

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Keffrelyn Brown

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

keffrelyn@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-4257 |
SZB 436D

Education: Ph.D., 2006, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Interests: multicultural (teacher) education, sociocultural knowledge, African American students, curriculum theory/studies

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Simone A. Browne

Associate Professor

sbrowne@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2007, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto

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John S. Butler

Director and Professor in the McCombs School of Business

john.butler@mccombs.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-4788 and (512) 232- 6328 |
The University of Texas at Austin IC2 Institute - 2815 San Gabriel St - Austin, TX 78705-3512

Education: Ph. D. 1974, Organizational Science, Statistics and Methods, Northwestern University

Interests: Entrepreneurship, Organizational Design

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Ben Carrington

Associate Professor of Sociology

bcarrington@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-6341 |
CLA 3.734

Education: Ph.D., 2004, Sociology, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Interests: Post/colonial Theory; Sociology of Race; Cultural Sociology; Sociology of Sport, Media and Popular Culture; Cultural Studies; Masculinity and Gender Studies

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Charles Daniel Carson

Associate Professor of Music

ccarson@utexas.edu |
(512) 232-9448 |
Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts - MRH 3.736

Education: Ph.D., 2008, Music History, University of Pennsylvania

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Eddie Chambers

Professor of Art & Art History

eddiechambers@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-7554 |
Department of Art and Art History - ART 3.324

Education: Ph.D., History of Art, 1998, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Interests: African Diaspora, African American, and contemporary African art and visual culture

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Ruramisai Charumbira

Assistant Professor of History

r-c@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-8361 |
GAR 0.136

Education: Ph.D., Yale University

Interests: Global History; Memory Studies; Feminist Theory; Ethno-archaeology

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Kevin Cokley

Professor of Educational Psychology and of African and African Diaspora Studies

kevin.cokley@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-4672 |
SZB 262N

Education: Ph.D., 1998, Counseling Psychology, Georgia State University

Interests: Racial and Ethnic Identity Development; Factors that Impact Academic Achievement of African American Students; Academic Self-Concept, Academic Motivation; Multicultural Psychology and Issues of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture; Afrocentric/African-centered Psychology

Lydia M. Contreras

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

lcontrer@che.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-2453 |
CPE 5.410

Education: Ph.D., 2008, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University

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Toyin Falola

Professor of History; Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professorship in History

toyinfalola@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 475-7224 |
GAR 2.142

Education: Ph.D., 1981, History, University of Ife

Interests: African history since the nineteenth century

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Kevin Foster

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

kmfoster@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-0969 |
GWB 3.200D

Education: Ph.D., 2001, Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: To bring research, teaching and community service together for the purpose of improving academic outcomes for African American, Latina/o and other students.

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Maria Franklin

Associate Professor of Anthropology

mfranklin@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-8513

Education: Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley

Interests: Historical archaeology, archaeological theory, African Diaspora studies, race and gender

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Dorie J. Gilbert

Associate Professor of Sociology

dgm@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-8229 |
SSW 3.130H

Education: Ph.D., 1996, Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Prevention and intervention with women and people of color living with HIV/AIDS, psychosocial adjustment in persons coping with social stigma, child and adolescent welfare and counseling, multicultural practice issues; and cultural diversity curriculum development.

Lyndon K. Gill

Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

lyndonkgill@utexas.edu |
(512) 471-4822 |
GWB 3.132

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Mark A. Gooden

Associate Professor of Education

gooden@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-7551 |
310H

Education: Ph.D., 2001, Policy and Leadership, Ohio State University

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Edmund T. Gordon

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, Chair of AADS Department

etgordon@mail.utexas.edu |
512-471-8043 |
GWB 3.124

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: Culture and power in the African Diaspora, gender studies (particularly Black males), critical race theory, race education, and the racial economy of space and resources.

Darlene Grant

Associate Professor of Social Work

d.grant@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-0532 |
SSW 3.130L

Education: Ph.D., 1996, Social Work, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Interests: Women with addiction problems and their perinatally drug-exposed children; Family systems; Child sexual abuse; Adolescent psychiatric issues; Computer-based interactive learning; recruitment and retention of traditionally underrepresented populations in higher education

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Charles R. Hale

Professor of Anthropology and of African and African Diaspora Studies, Director of Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies Benson

crhale@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-7530 |
BLS 4.118

Education: Ph.D., 1996, Anthropology, Stanford University

Interests: Race/ethnicity, identity politics, consciousness and resistance, activist anthropology; Latin America, the Caribbean

Louis Harrison

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

lharrison@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-4785 |
SZB 428M

Education: Ph.D., 1997, Kinesiology, Louisiana State University

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Robert Holz

Erich W. Zimmermann Regents Professor Emeritus in Geography

(512) 232-1585 and (512) 471-5116 |
GRG 340 and GRG 334

Education: Ph.D., 1963, Geography, Michigan State University

Interests: His research interests have focused on land use in the Middle East, particularly the region of the Nile Delta,.

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Juliet Hooker

Associate Professor of Government and of African and African Diaspora Studies

juliethooker@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-7273 |
MEZ 3.146

Education: Ph.D., Cornell University

Interests: Black Political Thought, Latin American Political Thought, Political Solidarity, Theories of Multiculturalism, Black Politics in Latin America

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Omi Osun Joni L. Jones

Professor of Theatre and Dance and of African and African Diaspora Studies

jonijones@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-4320 |
GWB 3.134

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Interests: Identity, Ethnography, Yoruba-based performance aesthetics, Black Feminisms and Theatre for Social Change, Performance Ethnography, Performing Black Feminisms, Yoruba Performance, and Performance and Activism

Minkah Makalani

Associate Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies

makalani@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-4745 |
GWB 3.114

Education: Ph.D., 2004, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interests: African Diaspora; intellectual history, theory, and social movements; race and racial formation

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Stephen H Marshall

Associate Professor of American Studies and of African and African Diaspora Studies

stephenmarshall@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-4361 |
GWB 2.116A

Education: Ph.D., 2002, Government, Harvard University

Interests: Ancient and modern political theory, the history of political thought, 20th century political and social thought, African American political thought; current research focuses on political evil, democratic theory, and race and social justice

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Tshepo Masango Chery

Assistant Professor

tmchery@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471- 4693 |
GWB 3.108

Education: Ph.D., 2012, History, University of Pennsylvania

Interests: African and African Diasporic History with an emphasis on South Africa, the History of Social Movements, and Religious History

Talia McCray

Assistant Professor of Architecture

tmccray@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-2708 |
SUT 3.134

Education: Ph.D., 2001, Urban Tech and Environmental Planning, University of Michigan

Interests: Transportation Policy and Planning, Healthcare Access, Quantitative and GIS methods, Sustainable Transportation.

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Eric McDaniel

Associate Professor of Government

emcdaniel@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-7268 |
BAT 4.122

Education: Ph.D., 2004, Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Interests: Study of political behavior with an emphasis on racial and ethnic politics, and religion and politics, Black religious institutions choosing to become involved in politics, Church based political activism, Interaction of race and religion, Religious interpretations and how they ma differ between racial groups and how this might shape political attitudes, Issues related to national pride and national identity

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Leonard N. Moore

George Littlefield Professor of American History, Senior Associate Vice-President of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE)

leonardmoore@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 475-7254 |
GAR 1.118

Education: Ph.D., 1998, History, Ohio State University

Interests: Modern African American History; black urban history; intersection of race, sport, and hip-hop

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Robin Moore

Professor of Music

robin.moore@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.0373 |
MBE 3.210

Education: Ph.D., 1995, Music, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: music and nationalism, music and race relations, popular music study, and socialist art aesthetics.

Moyosore (Moyo) Okediji

Professor of Art and Art History

moyo.okediji@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 471–0126 |
ART 1.210

Education: Ph.D., 1995, African and African American Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Tasha Philpot

Associate Professor of Government

tphilpot@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-3681 |
BAT 4.140

Education: Ph.D., Political Science, University of Michigan

Interests: African-American Politics, Political Psychology, Public Opinion and Political Behavior, Political Communication, and Political Parties

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Richard J. Reddick

Assistant Professor of Educational Administration

richard.reddick@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 475-8587 |
SZB 374E

Education: Ed.D., 2007, Higher Education, Harvard University

Interests: Mentoring, African-American faculty, African-American families, historically Black colleges and universities

Ellis (Eli) C. Reed

Clinical Professor of Journalism

elireed@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-3938 |
CMA 6.144

Education: A.A..,1969, Pictorial Illustration and Design, Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts

Interests: Social justice and the effects of war on society, Lives of African-Americans from the 1970s through the end of the 1990s

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Matt T Richardson

Associate Professor of English and of African and African Diaspora Studies

matturichardson@gmail.com |
(512) 471-8700 |
GWB 3.200M

Education: Ph.D., 2005, African Diaspora Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: African diaspora, women and gender studies

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Keith Robinson

Assistant Professor of Sociology

keith@prc.utexas.edu |
(512) 475-8641 and (512) 471-8399 |
MAI 2310, BUR 472

Education: Ph.D., 2006, Sociology, University of Michigan

Interests: Education, Social Inequality

Allison Skerrett

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

askerrett@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-4883 |
SZB 334A

Education: Ph.D., 2007, Curriculum and Instruction, Boston College

Interests: Secondary English Curriculum, Adolescent Literacy, Multicultural Education, Sociocultural Influences on Teaching and Learning

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Cherise Smith

Associate Professor in Art History, Associate Professor in African and African Diaspora Studies

cherise_smith@utexas.edu |
512-471-4328 |
GWB 202B

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: African American and African Diaspora art, the history of photography, contemporary art, and the politics of identity

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Christen Smith

Associate Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies

christen.smith@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-6332 |
GWB 3.112

Education: Ph.D., Cultural and Social Anthropology, Stanford University

Interests: Blackness, performance, racial formation, violence, Black women and transnational struggle, Black liberation and resistance in the Americas (particularly Brazil and the United States)

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Eric Tang

Associate Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies

erictang@utexas.edu |
(512) 471-4380 |
GWB 3.136

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Interests: Racism & Anti-racism; The Poetics of Displacement; Urban Unrest; Activist research

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Kevin Thomas

Assistant Professor of Advertising

kevin.thomas@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., 2011, Advertising, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Multicultural advertising, issues of diversity and marketplace discrimination, and entrepreneurship and marketplace empowerment

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Lisa B. Thompson

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

lbthompson@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4656 |
Belmont 240A

Education: Ph.D., 2000, Modern Thought & Literature, Stanford University

Interests: African American Literature, Film, Cultural Studies, Black Feminist Theory, Contemporary Black Theatre and Performance

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Shirley E. Thompson

Associate Professor of American Studies and of African and African Diaspora Studies

s.thompson@mail.utexas.edu |
GWB 2.116C

Education: Ph.D., 2001, History of American Civilization, Harvard University

Interests: African American and African Diaspora Studies; Nineteenth Century US Cultural History; Law and Literature; Slavery and Post-Emancipation Cultures; Cultural Memory

Omise'eke Tinsley

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

omiseeketinsley@gmail.com |
(512) 471-4637 |
GWB 3.200E

Education: Ph.D., 2003, Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley

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Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

toribio@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-4523 |
BEN 3.150

Education: Ph.D., 1993, Linguistics, Cornell University

Interests: Bilingualism and Language Contact, Morphology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, Caribbean Studies, US Latino and Border Studies, Afro-Latin American and African Studies

João H. Costa Vargas

Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

costavargas@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-4402 |
GWB 3.140

Education: Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

Interests: Race, politics, and social inequality, cultural studies, social theory; U.S., Brazil, African diaspora.

Gregory J. Vincent

Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement

gvincent@mail.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-3212 |
MAI 12

Education: Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania

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Juliet E. K. Walker

Professor of History

jekwalker@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-5581 |
GAR 2-136

Education: Ph.D., 1976, American History, University of Chicago

Interests: African American history, Antebellum Slavery, Black Business History and Political Economy, Black Intellectual history and African American Women's history

S. Craig Watkins

Professor of Radio-Television-Film and of African and African Diaspora Studies

craig.watkins@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-6676 |
WWH 408

Education: Ph.D., 1994, Sociology, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Interests: Digital media, education, and social inequality in the U.S.

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Jennifer M. Wilks

Associate Professor of English

jmwilks@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-8702 |
PAR 329

Education: Ph.D., 2003, Cornell University

Interests: African American literature, African diaspora studies, Caribbean literature, women and gender studies

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Helena Woodard

Associate Professor of English

hwood@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-8703 |
PAR 331

Education: Ph.D., 1991, English, University of North Carolina

Interests: 18th century British literature; ethnic and Third World literature; american literature, critical race theory; women, gender, and literature