Graduate Certificate Program & Master of Arts in Africana Studies
E. Anthony Hurley, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies:
L. H. Owens, Ph.D.
Floris Barnett Cash -
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook (1986):
Affiliate appointment with History; U.S. social and political history; African-American history; Latin American history.
Georges Fouron -
Ed.D., Teachers College,
Columbia University (1985): Social studies education; bilingual education; identity; Haiti; immigrants' experience in America; transnationalism.
Dawn P. Harris
Ph.D., History--York University (2009)
History of punishment in the British Caribbean during the 19th century and those relating to issues of women and gender during the colonial period.
E. Anthony Hurley -
Ph.D., Rutgers University:
Affiliate appointment with European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Francophone literature of the Caribbean and Africa; Caribbean poetics; AfroCaribbean culture; Caribbean American literature.
L. H. Owens -
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside:
Affiliate appointment with History; African-American social history; black family; civil rights movement; slavery.
Tracey Walters -
Ph.D. Howard University:
Affiliate appointment with the English Department; African American Literature; Caribbean Literature; African Literature; Pan-African Literature; Black British Literature and Culture; 20th Century American and British Literature; journalism.
David L. Ferguson -
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley:
Department of Technology and Society; Quantitative methods; computer applications (especially intelligent tutorial systems and decision support systems); mathematics, science and engineering education.
Barbara E. Frank -
Ph.D. Indiana University:
Art; African art history, especially West Africa; and arts of the African Diaspora and ancient Mesoamerica.
Patrice Nganang -
Ph.D., Johann Wolfgang goethe (Germany)
Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies; Postcolonial theory, media theory, cinima and colonialism, German literature and philosophy; African literature.
Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Knowledge, Sociology of Culture, Comparative Historical-Sociology, Feminist Theory, Transnational Feminisms, Social Theory, Social Inequalities in Local, Regional, and Global systems, African Studies, (Post )Colonial Studies and Modernities.
Prof. Angela Jones
Amiri Baraka - Professor Emeritus: Playwriting; pan-Africanism; contemporary affairs; literature. In may 2001 Professor Amiri Baraka was inducted into the National Academy of Arts & Letters. Also, On November 18, 2001 he will receive the James Weldon Johnson Medal from the James Weldon Johnson Foundation and the Schomburg Center in recognition of his stellar achievements.
"On behalf of the Governor of the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities has selected Professor Amiri Barakbe the Poet Laureate of the State of New Jersey for a two-year term beginning July 2002."
Welcome to the Fall 2014 Semester!
For the most up-to-date information, pictures and relevant discussions, visit the new Stony Brook University Africana Studies Department Facebook page!
Congratulations to M.A. Candidate in Africana Studies Shevonne Cleveland who will be presenting a paper at the 2014 Oxford University Women's Leadership Symposium!
Check out assistant professor Zebulon Miletsky's recent discussion in HuffPost Live, "Race: More Than Skin Deep."
Congratulations to Associate Professor of Literature, Tracey L. Walters, who received the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the Stony Brook University Chapter of the NAACP.
Congratulations to assistant professor Abena Asare who was awarded a 2014 Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity.
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