Core and Affiliated Africana Faculty 2018-2019
Michael H. Allen
Chair and Professor of Political Science on the Harvey Wexler Chair in Political Science and Co-Director of the International Studies Program

Areas of Focus:

International studies with specializations in international political economy and international law; globalization; African and Caribbean regions

Email: 
mhallen [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5327
Linda-Susan Beard
Associate Professor of English and Director of Africana Studies

Areas of Focus:

Contemplative intelligence, post-colonial literatures, South African and African-American literature
 

Email: 
lbeard [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5318
Susanna Fioratta
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Areas of Focus:

Socio-cultural anthropology; transnational mobility and insecurity in contemporary West Africa

Email: 
sfioratta [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5091
Ignacio Gallup-Diaz
Marjorie Walter Goodhart Professor of European History

Areas of Focus:

Early modern Atlantic world, colonial America, colonial Latin America, Native American history

Email: 
igallupd [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5037
Alessandro Giammei
Assistant Professor of Italian

Areas of Focus:

Italian Literature and Art (16th and 20th century); Intersections of Otherness in Italian culture (Gender and Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity, Religion); Word and Image Studies (emblems, im-prese, visual poetry, illustrated books); Trans-Historical Chivalry (from medieval paladins to Jedi knights); The Avant-Garde (Italian Futurism and its relationship with Africa) and Neo-Avant-Garde (experimental poetry, narrative, and art)

Email: 
agiammei [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5666
Jennifer Harford Vargas
Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of the Latin American, Latina/o and Iberian Studies Program

Areas of Focus:

Latina/o literary and cultural productions; contemporary U.S. literatures; trans-national American studies

 

Email: 
jharfordva [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5309
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Dance
Email: 
ljones2 [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5207
Alice Lesnick
Director and Term Professor in the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program and Faculty Convener for International Programs

Areas of Focus:

Community-based learning and research; multi-modal teaching (writing, performance, contemplation); social media and education

Email: 
alesnick [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-7944
Dee Matthews
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Director of Creative Writing Spring 2018
Email: 
amatthews [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5478
Veronica Montes
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of Latin American, Iberian, and Latina/o Studies

Areas of Focus:

Immigration/migration; Latino communities in the U.S.; gender; globalization; qualitative research methods; political economy

Email: 
vmontes [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5059
On leave: 
2018-19
Kalala J. Ngalamulume
Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History, Co-Director of International Studies and Co-Director of Health Studies

Areas of Focus:

History of health and disease in West Africa

Email: 
kngalamu [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5042
Mary J. Osirim
Provost and Professor of Sociology

Areas of Focus:

Gender and development; economic sociology; immigration; race; ethnic relations; sociology of gender and the family

Email: 
mosirim [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5167
Bethany Schneider
Associate Professor of English

Areas of Focus:

Nineteenth-Century American literatures & cultures; American Indian literatures & cultures

Email: 
bschneid [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5319
Monique Renee Scott
Director of Museum Studies
Email: 
mrscott [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5084
Piper Sledge
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Email: 
psledge [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5657
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
Assistant Professor

Areas of Focus:

African diaspora poetics; Black feminist literatures; queer studies; creative writing.

Email: 
mjsullivan [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5308
Michael Tratner
Mary E. Garrett Alumnae Professor of English

Areas of Focus:

Twentieth-century literature, economics, and sexuality; modernism and mass politics; film studies

Email: 
mtratner [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5315
Sharon R. Ullman
Professor of History

Areas of Focus:

20th-century American history with an emphasis on popular culture and gender

Email: 
sullman [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5043
Robert Washington
Professor of Sociology

Areas of Focus:

Sociology of culture; social theory; sociology of sports; race and ethnic relations; African American communities; social deviance; modernization and development in East Africa

Email: 
rwashing [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5392
Susan A. White
Professor of Chemistry and Co-Director of Health Studies

Areas of Focus:

Chemistry and biological chemistry

Email: 
swhite [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5107
Chanelle Wilson-Poe
Lecturer

Areas of Focus:

Intercultural Sensitivity, Multi-cultural Education, Critical Issues of Diversity, Urban Education, Teacher Education, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Constructivism

Email: 
cwilsonpoe [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5088
Africana Staff
Eric Pumroy
Seymour Adelman Director of Special Collections

Areas of Focus:

History, Philosophy

Make an appointment

Email: 
epumroy [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5272
Carrie Robbins
Curator, Academic Liaison for Art & Artifacts
Email: 
cmrobbins [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5335
Marianne Weldon
Collections Manager, Special Collections
Email: 
mweldon [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5022
Arleen A. Zimmerle
Humanities and Media Librarian

Areas of Focus:

Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Dance, English Literature, Film and Media Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Theater

Make an appointment

Email: 
azimmerl [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-5277
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: 
jrussell [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-7473
Theresa Cann
Assistant Dean and Director of International Education
Email: 
tcann [at] brynmawr.edu
Phone: 
610-526-7352