Shimelis Gulema, Ph.D.









An Assistant Professor of Africana Studies; specializing in Modern and contemporary Africa; The African Diaspora. Urbanization (urban space and its production, youth, urban cultural production, rural-urban ties),    modernity/modernization, migration, national and transnational identities and ideologies (local, national, and diasporic), political economy, governance, development, and the politics of knowledge production.  Ph.D. in African History (Post-Colonial Formations), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA.

Recent Publications:

"Love and Politics in the Time of Revolution," Africa Review of Books/Revue Africaine des Livres, Forthcoming, Sept. 2014 issue.
"The Political Economy of Urban Modernization: Addis Ababa, 1941-1975," in Awet Weldemichael and Anthony Lee, eds., New Perspectives in African History, forthcoming.


Contact Information:

Social Behavioral Sciences S-251
Office: (631) 632-7473 

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!



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.



AFS Presents:

To Protect and Serve Who? : A Dialogue on Michael Brown and Eric Garner

Wednesday, October 7th, 1pm

AFS Library/ SBS S-224


Department of Africana Studies • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4340
Undergraduate Office: 631.632.7470 • Graduate Office: 631.632.7470 • Fax: 631.632.5703
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