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 2015 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!

The AFS Open House will be on March 4, 2015 from 12:30pm - 2:20pm. All are invited!






Elizabeth Nunez to speak at the Humanities Institute on Tuesday, April 7th 4PM HUM 1008



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