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Adewole Adamson, MD


Interests: Race and Medicine; Health Equity

Christopher Adejumo

Associate Professor of Art and Art History |
(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

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

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Charles O. Anderson

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

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

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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Daina Ramey Berry

Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and of History |
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, PhD

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

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Carolyn M. Brown, PhD

Professor |
(512) 471-2374 |
PHR 3.209D

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Keffrelyn Brown, PhD

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction |
(512) 232-4257 |
SZB 436D

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

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Simone Browne

(on leave)
Associate Professor

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

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John S. Butler, PhD

Director and Professor in the McCombs School of Business |
(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., Northwestern University

Interests: Entrepreneurship, Organizational Design

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Charles Daniel Carson

Associate Professor of Music |
(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 |
(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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Kevin Cokley, PhD

Professor of Educational Psychology and of African and African Diaspora Studies |
(512) 471-4672 |
SZB 262N

Education: Ph.D., Counseling and Psychological Services, 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 |
(512) 471-2453 |
CPE 5.410

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

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J. Brent Crosson

Faculty |
512.471.3967 |
BUR 514

Education: Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz

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Toyin Falola

Professor of History; Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professorship in History |
(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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Ashley D. Farmer

Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and History |
512-475-7971 |
GWB 3.200J

Education: Ph.D., African American Studies, Harvard University

Interests: African American History, African American Women’s History, Black Political Thought.

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Kevin Foster

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies |
(512) 471-0969 |
GWB 3.140

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 |
(512) 471-8513

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

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

Lyndon K. Gill

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies |
(512) 471-4822 |
GWB 3.132

Education: Ph.D., African American Studies and Anthropology, Harvard University

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Edmund T. Gordon

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies & Vice Provost for Diversity |
512-232-4231 |
MAI 201

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.

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Louis Harrison, PhD

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction |
(512) 232-4785 |
SZB 428M

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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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Mónica Jiménez


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

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Omi Osun Joni L. Jones

Professor Emerita of African and African Diaspora Studies |
(512) 471-1916 |
GWB 3.134

Education: Ph.D., Educational Theatre, 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

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Lorraine Leu


Education: Ph.D., King's College, University of London

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Minkah Makalani

Associate Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies |
(512) 471-4745 |
GWB 2.202B

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 |
(512) 471-8388 |
GWB 2.116C

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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Eric McDaniel

Associate Professor of Government |
(512) 232-7268 |
BAT 4.122

Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois

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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Robin Moore

Professor of Ethnomusicology |
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.

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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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Marcelo J. P. Paixão


Education: Ph.D., Sociology, Rio de Janeiro University Research Institute (IUPERJ), Brazil

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Tasha Philpot

Professor of Government |
(512) 232-3681 |
BAT 4.140

Education: PhD, University of Michigan

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

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Samantha Pinto

Research Affiliate - Postdoctoral |

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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Roger Reeves


Education: M.F.A, Michener Center for Writers; PhD, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin

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Delida Sanchez, PhD

Faculty |
512 471 0368 |
SZB 262G

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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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Cherise Smith

Chair & Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, Executive Director of the Galleries at Black Studies |
512-471-8043 |
GWB 3.124

Education: Ph.D., Art History, 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, PhD

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and of Anthropology |
(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, PhD

Associate Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies |
(512) 471-4380 |
GWB 3.136

Education: Ph.D., American Studies, New York University

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

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Lisa B. Thompson

Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies |
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 and Associate Chair of African and African Diaspora Studies; Associate Professor of American Studies |
GWB 2.116A

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

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Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

Professor of Spanish and Portuguese |
(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

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Pavithra Vasudevan


Education: Ph.D., 2018, Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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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

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

S. Craig Watkins, PhD

Professor of Radio-Television-Film and of African and African Diaspora Studies |
(512) 471-6676 |
WWH 408

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

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

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Jennifer M. Wilks

Associate Professor of English |
512-471-1784 |
GWB 2.202B

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

Harold A. Wylie, Jr.

Associate Professor Emeritus in French and Italian |
471-5531 |
HRH 3.114C

Hershini Young


Education: Ph.D., 1999, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

  • John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

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