Africana Studies Faculty

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Jeffner M. Allen

Professor of Philosophy/Africana Studies

Africana Studies

Research Interests

  • Cultural Imaginaries and Representation
  • Trans-Genre Writing
  • Feminist and Lesbian Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Diasporic Literatures
  • Water and Environmental Studies
  • Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Multi-Platform Works
  • 20th and 21st Century European Philosophy
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Moulay Ali Bouanani

Lecturer

Africana Studies

Research Interests

  • Arabic Culture and Language
  • North African Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Islamic Studies
  • Medieval Western Mediterranean Studies

Teaching Interests

  • Arabic Culture and Language
  • Islam in Africa and the Mediterranean
  • North African Youth Culture
  • M. Eastern and North African Literature
  • Orientalism
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Nathaniel Mathews

Assistant Professor

Africana Studies

Research Interests

  • African history
  • Modern Zanzibar
  • Islam on the Swahili coast
  • History & memory
  • History of slavery

Teaching Interests

  • African history
  • African diasporas in the Indian Ocean
  • Swahili culture and language
  • Comparative race and slavery
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Samuel Elikem Kwame Nyamuame

Visiting Assistant Professor

Theatre; Africana Studies

Research Interests

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Musical Cultures of Africa
  • Dance Traditions of Ghana
  • African Dance
  • Drumming
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Nkiru Nzegwu

SUNY Distinguished Professor; Professor Extraordinarius, Transdisciplinary Research & Graduate Studies, Univ of South Africa

Africana Studies

Research Interests

  • Feminist philosophy
  • African philosophy
  • African women studies
  • African and African Diaspora art and aesthetics

Teaching Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence and Racism
  • Race, Philosophy & the Law
  • African Intellectual Traditions
  • African Art and Aesthetics
  • African Women and Feminism
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Titilayo Okoror

Chair and Associate Professor

Africana Studies

Research Interests

  • Health Disparities
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Sexual Health
  • Cardiovascular Health

Teaching Interests

  • Global Health
  • Refugee & Immigrant Health
  • Community and Public Health
  • Qualitative Research Methods
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