L.H. Owens, Ph.D


Les Owens is the Program Director of the Africana Studies Department Graduate Program.
His teaching has focused on slavery in the Atlantic world, civil and human rights, family matters, film, the history of ideas, and Ancient Egypt (KMT).  Among his varied research interests, his most important publication is This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South (Oxford University Press).  He recently completed a book length manuscript entitled: Children in Chains: A Search for and Inquiry into African Childhood in the World of Atlantic Slavery.
Contact Information: 
Social Behavioral Sciences S-234
Office: (631) 632-7471
E-mail: leslie.owens@stonybrook.edu

Welcome to the Spring 2014 Semester!


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Check out the AFS Spring 2014 course offerings! Contact the instructing professor for more information about any of the courses.



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 Doloresse Cham, the recipient of the 2013 Bliss Verdon Memorial Scholarship.

Congratulations to Delja Revander, the recipient of the 2013 Richard B. Moore Scholarship. 



Department of Africana Studies • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4340
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