African Studies

Kemi Balogun, Program Director

The African Studies Program encourages teaching and scholarship on sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and the wider African diaspora. The program is a focal point for students and faculty members with expertise in African studies, encouraging course offerings related to Africa, promoting study abroad programs and internships, and organizing campus and local community events pertaining to Africa. In addition, the program supports faculty and student research on Africa and facilitates dissemination of research through the lecture series.

Participating Faculty

Michael Allan, comparative literature

Oluwakemi "Kemi" Balogun, women's, gender, and sexuality studies

B. Mokaya Bosire, linguistics

Lindsay F. Braun, history

Yvonne A. Braun, global studies, women's, gender, and sexuality studies

Alfredo Burlando, economics

André Djiffack, romance languages

Stephen Dueppen, anthropology

Hanan Elsherif, religious studies

Maria Fernanda Escallón, anthropology

Stephen R. Frost, anthropology

Daphne Gallagher, honors college

Dennis C. Galvan, global studies

Ibrahim J. Gassama, law

Melissa Graboyes, history

Rita Honka, dance

Habib Iddrisu, music and dance

Leigh Johnson, geography

Allison McGuffie, cinema studies

Lanie Millar, romance languages

Senyo Ofori-Parku, journalism and communication

Doris L. Payne, linguistics

Kory Russel, landscape architecture

Leslie Steeves, journalism and communication

Nelson Ting, anthropology

Peter A. Walker, geography

Janis C. Weeks, biology

Frances J. White, anthropology

Stephen R. Wooten, global studies


Doug Blandy, arts and administration

Doris L. Payne, linguistics

Janis C. Weeks, biology

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Program