Program Administration

Quito Swan

Program Director
Professor of Africana Studies and History

Elisa Valero

Academic Department Supervisor, History, CNELC, and Africana Studies

Jackson Carnes

Department Operations Coordinator, History, CNELC, and Africana Studies

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Affiliated Faculty

The Africana Studies Program faculty is composed of humanities and social science professors from 14 academic departments and programs within the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, including English, music, philosophy, Spanish, French, political science and more.


Avery Archer

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Eric Arnesen

Teamsters Professor of History

Jameta Barlow

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Assistant Professor of Writing, Health Policy and Management and WGSS

Fran Buntman

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Yvonne Captain

Associate Professor of Latin American Film and Literature and International Affairs

Erin Chapman

Associate Professor of History

Thomas Guglielmo

American Studies Department Chair; Professor of American Studies

Nicole Ivy

Assistant Professor of American Studies

Jennifer James

Associate Professor of English

Antwan Jones

Professor of Sociology, Africana Studies, Epidemiology, and Public Policy & Public Administration

Loren Kajikawa

Chair of the Music Program; Associate Professor of History & Culture

Ivy Ken

Associate Professor of Sociology

Kathryn Kleppinger

Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies and International Affairs, Director of French Literature

Randi Kristensen

Assistant Professor of Writing

Antonio López

Chair of the Department of English

Kip Lornell

Adjunct Professor of Music, History & Culture

Stephen C. Lubkemann

Associate Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

Xolela Mangcu

Professor of Sociology

Gordon Mantler

Executive Director of the University Writing Program

Daniel Moshenberg

Associate Professor of English and WGSS

Suleiman Osman

Associate Professor of American Studies

Lisa Page

Director of Creative Writing

Cheryl Thompson

Associate Professor of Journalism

Phillip Troutman

Director, Writing in the Disciplines; Assistant Professor of Writing and of History

Abdourahman Waberi

Associate Professor of French

Gayle Wald

Professor of English

Gail Weiss

Professor of Philosophy

Vanessa Wills

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Angela Zimmerman

Professor of History and International Affairs