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Jossianna Arroyo-Martínez

Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, 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.

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Kevin Cokley

Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and of Educational Psychology

kcokley@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-7498 |
GWB 4.106

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

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Charles R. Hale

Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology

crhale@mail.utexas.edu |
512.471.8592 |
GWB 4.118

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

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

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Omi Osun Joni L. Jones

Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

jonijones@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-1916 |
GWB 3.134

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Associate Professors


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Omoniyi Afolabi

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

afolabi@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-4510 |
GWB 3.200H

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

Interests: Afro-Brazilian Cultural Studies; Yoruba Diaspora Studies; Lusophone African Literature; Comparative African Diaspora Studies; Latin American Cultural Studies.

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Daina Ramey Berry

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and of History

drb@austin.utexas.edu |
GWB 3.116

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

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Simone A. Browne

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

sbrowne@austin.utexas.edu |
GWB 3.138

Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto

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Kevin Foster

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

kmfoster@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-8467 |
GWB 3.200D

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

Interests: Improvement of Academic Outcomes for African American, Latina/o, and Other Students.

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Edmund T. Gordon

Associate Professor and Chair of African and African Diaspora Studies

etgordon@austin.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; Racial Economy of Space and Resources

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Minkah Makalani

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

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

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

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Stephen H Marshall

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and American Studies

stephenmarshall@austin.utexas.edu |
512.471.4361 |
GWB 2.116

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

Interests: Ancient and Modern Political Theory; History of Political Thought; 20th Century Political and Social Thought; African American Political Thought; Political Evil; Democratic Theory; Race and Social Justice

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Marcelo J. P. Paixão

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

marcelopaixao@utexas.edu |
512.471.2733 |
GWB 3.142

Education: Ph.D., 2005, Sociology, Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro (IUPERJ)

Interests: Development and Underdevelopment in Brazil, Latin America, and Developing Countries; Racial Inequality; Affirmative Action; Quantitative Methods Applied to Race and Ethnic Injustice; Labor Market; Public Policies Monitoring and Evaluation; Poverty Reduction Programs; Educational and Health Systems; Land Reform

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Matt T Richardson

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and of English

matturichardson@gmail.com |
GWB 3.200M

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

Interests: Black LGBTQ/Queer Theory; Literature; Theatre; Sexuality and Feminism Studies

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Cherise Smith

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

cherise_smith@utexas.edu |
512-232-1822 |
GWB 2.202

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: American Art After 1945; The Intersection of Art with Race and Gender; African American Art and Visual Culture; Performance and Conceptual Art Practices; History of Photography; Politics of Identity

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Christen Smith

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and of Anthropology

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 and Associate Chair of African and African Diaspora Studies Department, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis; Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

erictang@utexas.edu |
GWB 3.136

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Interests: Racism & Anti-racism; The Poetics of Displacement; Urban Unrest; Activism; Afro-Asian Encounters

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Lisa B. Thompson

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

lbthompson@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4656 |
GWB 4.122

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 African and African Diaspora Studies

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

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

Interests: Creole Studies/Creolization; American Studies; Black Film; Diasporic Politics

Omise'eke Tinsley

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

omiseeketinsley@gmail.com |
GWB 3.200E

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

Assistant Professors


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Nicole Burrowes

Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

nburrowes@utexas.edu |
512-232-6591 |
GWB 3.200D

Education: Ph.D., 2015, History, CUNY Graduate Center

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

Lyndon K. Gill

Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

lyndonkgill@utexas.edu |
GWB 3.132

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: Queer aesthetics in the African Diaspora, the erotic, LGBT art and activism in Caribbean cultures, African-based spiritual traditions in the Americas, subjectivity and community building.

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Yasmiyn Irizarry

Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

yirizarry@austin.utexas.edu |
GWB 2.116F

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington

Mónica Jiménez

Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

majimenez@utexas.edu |
512-471-4126 |
GWB 3.110

Education: Ph.D., 2015, History; J.D., 2007, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Legal history of empire, law and race, 20th Century nationalist movements, racialization in the Caribbean, human rights in Latin American and the Caribbean, colonialism and neocolonial practices

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Xavier Livermon

Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

livermon@utexas.edu |
BLS 3.118

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

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Tshepo Masango Chery

 
(on leave)
Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies

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

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

Lecturers


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Abimbola Adelakun

Lecturer

aa_adelakun@utexas.edu |
512-232-5430 |
GWB 3.120

Education: Ph.D., 2017, Theatre and Dance, The University of Texas at Austin

Interests: African and African-American Transatlantic Relationship; Yoruba, Nigerian Culture; Racialized Identity

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Brenda Burt

Lecturer in African and African Diaspora Studies Department

princekwame@mail.utexas.edu |
GWB 3.200J

Affiliated


Terrence T. Allen

Assistant Professor

tallen@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-4420 |
SSW 3.130D

Education: Ph.D., 2003, Social Work, University of Alabama

Charles O. Anderson

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

charles.o.anderson@austin.utexas.edu |
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

Germine Awad

Assistant 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 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

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

alb@austin.utexas.edu |
512-232-3902 |
SZB 428L

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

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Keffrelyn Brown

Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

keffrelyn@mail.utexas.edu |
512-232-4257 |
SZB 406

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

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Charlotte Canning

Professor of Theatre and Dance

charlottecanning@mail.utexas.edu |
512 471 5793 |
WIN 2.158

Education: Ph.D., University of Washington

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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 19th Century

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Caroline Faria

Faculty

cvfaria@austin.utexas.edu |
CLA 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

mfranklin@austin.utexas.edu |
(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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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.

Mark A. Gooden

Faculty

gooden@austin.utexas.edu

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

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Laurie B. Green

Associate Professor of History

lbgreen@austin.utexas.edu |
512 475 7245 |
GAR 2.116

Education: Ph.D., 1999, University of Chicago

Terrance Green

Assistant Professor of Educational Administration

tgreen@austin.utexas.edu |
SZB 310

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

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.

Louis Harrison

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

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

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

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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Olivia Mena

Lecturer (Mexican American and Latino Studies)

oliviamena@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science

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Robin Moore

Professor of Music

robin.moore@austin.utexas.edu

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

Fikile Nxumalo

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

fnxumalo@austin.utexas.edu |
SZB 528B

Education: Ph.D., Early Childhood Studies, University of Victoria

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Chelsi West Ohueri

Postdoctoral Affiliate

chelsiwestohueri@austin.utexas.edu |
SZB 561

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

Interests: Race and Racialization, Belonging, Health Disparities, Medical Anthropology, Place and Displacement, Mental Health, Post-communism, Romani and Gypsy Studies, African-American Health, Albania, Southeastern Europe, Central Texas

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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Deborah Paredez

Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance and of English

paredez@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 232-7370 |
WMB 5.114

Education: Ph.D., 2002, Interdisciplinary
Theatre, Northwestern University

Interests: U.S. Latina/o performance and popular culture, Women and Migration in the US-Mexico Borderlands, Selena Quintanilla Perez

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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

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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Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

toribio@austin.utexas.edu |
512-471-4936 |
BEN 2.116

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

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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

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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