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Program Affiliates

Program affiliates have research, service and teaching interests in Africana Studies. Affiliates participate in Africana Studies events, including a fall lecture series, and have an opportunity to shape Africana Studies programs and offerings. If you would like to become an Africana Studies affiliate, please contact Dr. Ernest Gibson.

 

Africana Studies Program Affiliates

Jaena Alabi
Chair of Nominating Committee and Advisory Committee Member ('16)
RBD Library
jma0019@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: African American literature, diversity in libraries
"An Introduction to Racial Microaggressions"

Evelyne Bornier
Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
emb0026@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Francophone literature, cultures, and cinema from the Maghreb, Maghrebi immigration in France

Jennifer Brooks
Department of History
jeb0002@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Race, class, and culture in the American South; new and modern South; southern labor history

Mitchell Brown
Assessment Committee Member ('15)
Department of Political Science
brown11@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: American and comparative politics with a focus on the empowerment of marginalized groups
"The Voting Rights Act and Judicial Professionalization of Race in American Elections"

Emily Burns
Department of Art and Art History
ecb0023@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Construction and impact of racialized understandings in art history and visual representation

David Carter
Chair of Nominating Committee and Advisory Committee Member ('17)
Department of History
dcarter@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: African American history, Civil Rights Movement, race in American history, history of segregation/Jim Crow
"Mississippi 'Freedom Summer' Voter Registration Drive"

Ken Crowell
Department of English
kcc0002@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: African and African diasporic literatures, Caribbean literature and popular music, hip hop

Tim Dodge
Nominating Committee Member ('18)
RBD Library
dodgeti@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: African American music, Afro-Caribbean music, African American history and culture, diversity in libraries
"School of Arizona Dranes: Gospel Music Pioneer"

Adrienne Duke
Advisory Committee Member ('19)
Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Alabama Cooperative Extension Systems
amd0046@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Positive development of African American youth and girls development through youth participatory action research
"Africana Studies and Outreach: An exploration of how to affect change locally and globally"

Diana Eidson
Department of English
hde0001@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Intersections of race, class and gender in labor movements, working class history and rhetoric, civil rights

Benjamin Fagan
Nominating Committee Member ('19)
Department of English
fagan@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Early African American literature and cultures of print

Kathryn Floyd
Department of Art and Art History
kmf0004@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: History of African and African-American art, contemporary African art

Johnny Green
Veterans Affairs
greenjr@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Southern politics, Civil Rights Movement, the Black church in the Deep South, segregation, and the South (post-1865)

Rosetta Guiliani-Caponetto
Member of Nominating Committee ('14) and Advisory Committee ('20)
Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
rgc0006@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: literature and film with respect to Italian colonialism in the Horn of Africa; African diaspora in Italy; blaxploitation cinema; postcolonial theory, race and ethnic studies

Joan Harrell
School of Communication and Journalism
jrh0098@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: history of journalism within the context of vulnerable populations; alterity and critical race theory; women of the African Diaspora; depictions of people of the African Diaspora; intersectionality of American slavery, religion, and politics; United States Public Health Service

Kelly Kennington
Assessment Committee Member (’15)
Department of History
kmk0019@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: History of slavery

Bridgett King
Department of Political Science
bak0020@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Political participation, voter disenfranchisement, citizen perceptions of the electoral system

Viviane Koua
Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
vzk0006@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Francophone literature, cinema, theater and cultures of Africa and Afro-French-Caribbean

Kelly Ann Krawczyk
Department of Political Science
kak0037@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Nonprofit management and governance in African NGOs; aspects of good governance in Africa including corruption, accountability, citizen participation and service delivery

Kasia Leousis
RBD Library (Architecture, Design and Construction)
ksl0008@auburn.edu
Area of interests: African American architecture, art and design; history of architectural education for African Americans; diversity in libraries

Margaret Marshall
Office of University Writing
mjm0030@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Race, education, and international volunteer service

David Mines
Athletics
minesdd@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Lack of career opportunities for women and minorities in upper level administration at premier levels in collegiate athletics and strategies for enhancement

Stacye Nickson
K-12 Outreach
scn0004@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Intercultural understanding and communication, education in South Africa, South African politics
"After Mandela: South African Education in the Context of Politics, Business & Race"

Erich Nunn
Department of English
etn0002@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: popular music, southern studies, African American literature and culture, film, critical theory, nineteenth-century American literature and culture, minstrelsy, modern and contemporary American literature

Tal Peretz
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Peretz@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Black feminism, social movements and social change, allyship, intersectionality, and men's gender justice activism

Sam Ruddick
Department of English
sbr0009@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Postcolonial studies in the context of a comparative view of American and African (particularly South African) literature

Kristrina Shuler
Advisory Committee Member ('16) and Assessment Committee Chair (’15)
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
kas0007@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: biological anthropology, medical anthropology, paleopathology, bioarchaeology of the African Diaspora, Caribbean and Southeastern United States

Allen Sutton
Multicultural Center
acs0082@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Strategic diversity leadership, understanding diversity and creating inclusion on college campuses, identity development, student engagement and student development in college, matriculation and development of underrepresented males in college

Don Wehrs
Department of English
wehrsdr@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Pre-Colonial Africa in colonial African narratives, African feminist fiction

J. Emmett Winn
Associate Provost and Department of Communication and Journalism
winnjoh@auburn.edu
Areas of interest: Scholarship on racism and classism in film