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African and Black American Studies Faculty

Sarah Buchanan

Associate Professor
French Discipline coordinator, 2015-16
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Awards

  • Alumni Association Teaching Award
  • Horace T. Morse-Minnesota Alumni Association Award

Expertise

Francophone Studies
West African Cinema and Literature
Maghrebian Cinema and Literature
Caribbean Literature
French Cinema
Sarah Buchanan
Campus Location: 

Camden 211

Phone: 
+1 3205896292

Solomon Gashaw

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
S.J.D./Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Law School
M.L.I., University of Wisconsin
B.A., Haile Selassie I University, Addis Ababa - Ethiopia

Expertise

Sociological Theory
Law and Sociology
Social Movement
Ethnicity and the State
Solomon Gashaw
Campus Location: 

Camden 15

Phone: 
+1 3205896202

Tom Genova

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz
M.A., UC Santa Cruz
D.E.A., Universidad de Salamanca
B.A., Georgetown University

Expertise

19th and 20th-century Spanish American literature
Hemispheric studies
The historical novel
Race in the Americas
Afro-latinidades
Thomas Genova
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896287

Becca Gercken

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Miami

Expertise

American Indian Literature
Multicultural Literature
Becca Gercken
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896259

Roland Guyotte

Professor
On Spring 2018 Leave
Ph.D.,Northwestern University
M.A., Northwestern University
A.B., Brown University

Expertise

U.S. History
Political History
The American Presidency
Immigration and Ethnicity
Biography and Autobiography
History of Education
Roland Guyotte
Campus Location: 

Camden 108

Phone: 
+1 3205896185

Angela Hume

Assistant Professor
Ph.D, University of California, Davis
M.F.A., St. Mary's College of California

Expertise

Creative Writing
Poetry/Poetics
Literature and the Environment
Environmental Humanities
20th and 21st Century American Literature
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Critical Race Theory
Angela Hume (1/31/2018)
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 320 589 6250

Elliot James

Assistant Professor
ABD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., Carleton College

Expertise

African History
Southern Africa
History of Technology
Gender and Sexuality
Postcolonial Studies
Public History
Elliot James
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 320 589 6181

Michael Lackey

Professor
Coordinator of African and Black American Studies
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Awards

  • Distinguished McKnight University Professorship

  • UMM Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Expertise

Twentieth-century Intellectual History
God and Religion in Literature
Atheism
Michael Lackey
Campus Location: 
Phone: 
+1 3205896263

Benjamin Narvaez

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Grinnell College

Expertise

Latin American History
U.S.- Latin American Relations
Race and Ethnicity
Labor History
Immigration History
Benjamin Narvaez
Campus Location: 

Camden 102

Phone: 
+1 3205896182

Kevin Whalen

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

Expertise

Native America
Indigenous Education
American West
Labor History
Modern United States
Interdisciplinary Contributions
Kevin Whalen
Campus Location: 

Camden 101

Phone: 
+1 320 589 6187