• Nigel Westmaas

    Chair, Associate Professor of Africana Studies
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    history, sociology, and Africana studies
  • Donald Carter

    Professor of Africana Studies
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    culture theory; racial formation; visual culture; diaspora; invisibility and transnational cultural politics
  • Mark Cryer

    Chair and Associate Professor of Theatre
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    acting; Shakespeare; African-American theatre; Sanford Meisner; Uta Hagen; August Wilson
  • A. Todd Franklin

    Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies
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    existentialism, African-American philosophy, and Nietzsche
  • Heather Merrill

    Professor of Africana Studies, Director of Italian Studies
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    critical human geography; race, place, and belonging in Italy, Black Europe, and the U.S.; gender and intersectionality; African Diasporic politics and identity in Italy; Blackness and anti-blackness
  • Vincent Odamtten

    William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Literature and Africana Studies
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    African literature with a focus of Ghanaian and women's literature; 20th-century Caribbean literature; African-American literature; science fiction; literary criticism; use of digital technology in the study of literature
  • Shelley Haley

    Edward North Chair of Classics and Professor of Africana Studies Emerita (retired)
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    ancient Africa including ancient Egypt, Cleopatra, Latin pedagogy, Classica Africana, Roman social history focusing on constructs of race, gender and sexuality; black feminist thought; and critical race feminism and African-American women's intellectual history


Department Name

Africana Studies Program

Contact Name

Nigel Westmaas, Chair

Office Location
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

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