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African and Black American Studies Faculty

Priyanka Basu

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Southern California
M.A., University of Southern California
M.A., Art Center College of Design
B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Expertise

19th- and 20th-century Art & Theory, especially in Germany
History of Art History
Priyanka Basu
Campus Location: 

HFA 3

Phone: 
+1 320 589 6096

Sarah Buchanan

Associate Professor
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 210

Phone: 
+1 3205896289

Tom Genova

Associate Professor
Spanish Discipline Coordinator
Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz
M.A., UC Santa Cruz
D.E.A., Universidad de Salamanca
B.A., Georgetown University

Awards

  • Minnesota Campus Compact Award: Faculty / Staff Community Engagement

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

Roland Guyotte

Professor
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

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

Elliot James

Assistant Professor
2019 Fall Semester Leave
Ph.D, 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: 

Camden 116

Phone: 
+1 320 589 6181

Michael Lackey

Professor
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Awards

  • Distinguished McKnight University Professorship
  • UMM Faculty Distinguished Research Award

Expertise

20th- and 21st-century intellectual, political, and literary history
Biographical fiction
Social justice literature
Michael Lackey
Campus Location: 

Humanities 212

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

Assistant Professor
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