African and African Disapora Studies Department
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Adewole Adamson, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine |
512 495 5664

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Charles O. Anderson

Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and of Theatre and Dance |
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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Germine Awad, PhD

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology |
512-471-0526 |
SZB 506H

Interests: Attitude Development Expression; Prejudice and Discrimination; Ethnic and Racial Identity; Arab- and African- American Identity; Acculturation; Immigration; Affirmative Action; Self-Image of Black Women.

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Anthony L. Brown, PhD

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction |
512-232-3902 |
SZB 428L

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Keffrelyn Brown, PhD

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction |
512-232-4257 |
SZB 406

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Nicole Burrowes

Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers University

Interests: Comparative histories of racialization and colonialism; Black transnationalism; social movements; women of color organizing; film.

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Charlotte Canning

Professor of Theatre and Dance |
512-471-5793 |
WIN 2.158

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington

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Danielle Clealand

Associate Professor of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies |
512-471-2439 |
GWB 2.322

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Interests: Black politics in the Spanish speaking Caribbean and the United States, group consciousness, Afro-Latino politics and identity, black public opinion and racial inequality

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Ashley Coleman Taylor

Assistant Professor |

Education: Ph.D., Emory University

Interests: Black Feminism | Black Genders and Sexualities | Queer of Color Critique | Philosophical Pragmatism | Africana Religions | Puerto Rican Studies | Religions of the Caribbean | Black/Feminist Geographies

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Toyin Falola

Professor of History; Jacob & Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities |
512-475-7224 |
GAR 2.142

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

Interests: African History Since 19th Century

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Caroline Faria

Assistant Professor of Geography and the Environment |
RLP 3.306

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington, WA

Interests: Feminist political and economic geographies; feminist methodologies; intersections of race and gender; gender and nationalism; Africa and the African diaspora (specifically Uganda and South Sudan); the beauty trade and beauty technologies

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Maria Franklin

Associate Professor of Anthropology |
512-471-8513 |
SAC 4.150

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

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

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Laurie B. Green

Associate Professor of History |
512-475-7245 |
GAR 2.116

Education: Ph.D., University of Chicago

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Terrance Green, PhD

Assistant Professor of Educational Administration |
SZB 310

Interests: Dr. Green's research focuses on the nexus of urban school reform and socially just community development. Additionally, his research interests include ways that urban policy can be leveraged to improve educational outcomes and community development in low-income neighborhoods of color.

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Louis Harrison, PhD

Charles H. Spence, Sr. Centennial Professor in Education |
512-232-4785 |
SZB 428M

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Xavier Livermon

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

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

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Gesel Mason

Associate Professor of Contemporary Dance Technique and Choreography |
512-232-5331 |
WIN 2.132E

Education: M.F.A. in Dance, University of Colorado Boulder

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Talia McCray

Assistant Professor of Architecture |
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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Robin Moore

Professor of Ethnomusicology |
512-471-0373 |
MBE 3.210

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

Interests: Music of the African Diaspora, especially Cuba and the Hispanic Caribbean; Music and Race, Music Curriculum Reform

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Chelsi West Ohueri

Assistant Professor |
512-232-9129 |
BUR 462

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

Interests: Race and Racialization, Belonging, Romani Studies, Health Disparities, Medical Anthropology, Place and Displacement, Southeastern Europe

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Moyosore (Moyo) Okediji

Professor of Art and Art History |
512-471-0126 |
ART 1.210

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

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Samantha Pinto

Associate Professor of English |
PAR 324

Education: PhD, UCLA

Interests: African and African Diaspora Literature, Film, & Culture, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Transnational Feminist Theory, Postcolonial Theory

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Richard J. Reddick, EdD

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy |
512-475-8587 |
SZB 374E

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

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Allison Skerrett, PhD

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction |
512-232-4883 |
SZB 334A

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

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Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese |
512-471-4936 |
BEN 2.116

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

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Juliet E. K. Walker

Professor of History |
512-471-5581 |
GAR 2-136

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

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Jennifer M. Wilks

Associate Professor of English |
512-471-8702 |
PAR 329

Education: Ph.D., 2003, Cornell University

Interests: Comparative African American and Caribbean literatures, contemporary African diasporic literature, Francophone literature and culture, women's and gender studies

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Helena Woodard

Associate Professor of English |
512-471-8703 |
PAR 331

Education: Ph.D., 1991, English, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests: 18th Century British Literature; Ethnic and Third World Literature; American Literature, Critical Race Theory; Women, Gender, and Literature