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Africana Studies

 


 
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Faculty


Melinda Adams

Dr. Melinda Adams

Political Science

adams2mj@jmu.edu

Courses taught: POSC 353: African Politics

Aderonke Adesanya

Dr. Aderonke Adesanya

Minor Coordinator

Art History

adesanaa@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

Bethany Bryson

Dr. Bethany Bryson

Sociology

brysonbp@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

Liam Buckley

Dr. Liam Buckley

Anthropology

bucklelm@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

Jennifer Coffman

Dr. Jennifer Coffman

International Programs; Integrated Science and Technology; Founder and Director of the Kenya Field School (summer program)

coffmaje@jmu.edu

Courses taught: GEOG 335: Geography of Africa, various courses for the Kenya Field School, occasional special topics courses linked to Africa

Deaton

Dr. Michael L. Deaton

Integrated Science and Technology

deatonml@jmu.edu

Courses taught: 

Joanne Gabbin

Dr. Joanne Gabbin

English; The Furious Flower Poetry Center

gabbinjv@jmu.edu

Courses taught: ENG 410. Advanced Studies in Authors,
ENG 362. African American Poets

Mollie Godfrey

Dr. Mollie Godfrey

English

godfrema@jmu.edu

Courses taught: ENG 299. Writing about Literature, GENG 260. Survey of African American Literature

Dr. Justin Henriques

Engineering

henriqjj@jmu.edu

Courses taught: 

Lamont King

Dr. Lamont King

History; Associate Director of the Ghana Summer Program

kingld@jmu.edu

Courses taught: GAFST 200. Introduction to Africana Studies,
HIST 263. Africa, and HIST 361. Class and Ethnicity in Africa

Joshua Linder

Dr. Joshua Linder

Anthropology

linderjm@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

Iain Maclean

Dr. Iain Maclean

Religion

macleaix@jmu.edu

Courses taught: REL 330. Religions of Africa and the African Diaspora, and REL 380. Contemporary Theologies

Brillian Besi Muhonja

Dr. Brillian Besi Muhonja

Africana Studies; Women's and Gender Studies; Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures

muhonjbx@jmu.edu

Courses taught: 

Adebayo Ogundipe

Dr. Adebayo Ogundipe

Engineering

ogundiaa@jmu.edu

Courses taught: 

Ramenga Osotsi 

Dr. Ramenga Osotsi

English

osotsirm@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

John Ott

Dr. John Ott

Art History

ottjw@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

David Owusu-Ansah

Dr. David Owusu-Ansah

Director of the Ghana Summer Program; History

owusuadx@jmu.edu

Courses taught: HIST 263. Introduction to African History,
HIST 470. Modern Africa

Steven Reich

Dr. Steven Reich

History

reichsa@jmu.edu

Courses taught: HIST 356. African American History since 1865

Kate Stevens

Dr. Kathryn Stevens

Madison Art Collection

stevenke@jmu.edu

Courses taught: ARTH 424. Art of Ancient Egypt

Mary Tacy

Dr. Mary Tacy

ISAT

tacymb@jmu.edu

Courses taught: GEOG 339. Geography of the Caribbean

Wayne Teel

Dr. Wayne Teel

ISAT

teelws@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

Bill Van Norman

Dr. William Van Norman

History

vannorwc@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

Jacqueline Walker

Dr. Jacqueline Walker

History

walkerjb@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

Andrew Witmer

Dr. Andrew Witmer

History

witmerad@jmu.edu

Courses taught: HIST 355. African American History to 1865