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Daina Ramey Berry

Professor in the Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

drb@austin.utexas.edu

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

Interests: 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

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Simone A. Browne

Associate Professor

sbrowne@austin.utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Toronto

Interests: Surveillance, Social Media, Social Network Sites, and Black Diaspora Studies

Lyndon K. Gill

Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Arts Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts Center for African and African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts

lyndonkgill@utexas.edu

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

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Omi Osun Joni L. Jones

Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies

jonijones@austin.utexas.edu |
471-4320 |
JES A232A

Education: Ph.D., New York University

Interests: identity, ethnography, Yoruba-based performance aesthetics, Black Feminisms and Theatre for Social Change. She teaches undergraduate courses in African-American theatre history and the performance of race

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Xavier Livermon

Assistant Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Arts

livermon@utexas.edu

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

Interests: Intersection of popular culture, gender, and sexuality in post-apartheid South Africa and the African Diaspora; African Cultural Studies; Black Popular Music; Black Performance; Black Queer Studies; HIV/AIDS; African Diaspora Studies

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Matt T. Richardson

Associate Professor in the Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

matturichardson@austin.utexas.edu |
(512) 471-8700 |
PAR 327

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

Interests: Ethnic and Third-World Literature; Black feminist theory; Queer studies; contemporary African American women's fiction

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Lisa B. Thompson

Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Arts

lbthompson@austin.utexas.edu

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

Omise'eke Tinsley

Associate Director, Associate Professor

omiseeketinsley@gmail.com

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

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Pavithra Vasudevan

Assistant Professor in CWGS and AADS

pavithra@austin.utexas.edu

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

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Helena Woodard

Associate Professor in the Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

hwood@austin.utexas.edu |
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; women, gender, and literature

Hershini Young

Professor in AADS

hyoung@austin.utexas.edu

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


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