Faculty and Staff

BMC Africana Faculty Listserv

“When our lived experience of theorizing is fundamentally linked to processes of self-recovery, of collective liberation, no gap exists between theory and practice.”
— Audre Lorde


Africana Studies Steering Committee

Paul Joseph López Oro

Assistant Professor and Director of Africana Studies
Areas of Focus
Black Latin American/U.S. Black Latinx social movements, Black Queer Feminisms, Black Queer Diaspora Studies, Maroon geographies of Centr...
Phone 610-526-5544
Location Old Library 213
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Michael H. Allen

Associate Provost and Professor of Political Science on the Harvey Wexler Chair in Political Science and Chair of International Studies
Areas of Focus
International studies with specializations in international political economy and international law; globalization; African and Caribbean...
Phone 610-526-5327
Location Dalton 100B
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Susanna Fioratta

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Social Sciences
Areas of Focus
Socio-cultural anthropology; migration; politics and the state; everyday experiences of global economies; Islam; food and taste; West Afr...
Phone 610-526-5419
Location Dalton 212D
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Affiliated BMC Africana Faculty

Toyo Aboderin

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
Areas of Focus
Transnational Afrocentric Education, Black Representations in Film and Television, Afro-Diasporic Media, Childrens Media, Black Pop Cultu...
Location Bettws Y Coed 112
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Jennie Bradbury

Assistant Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology
Director of Graduate Studies
Areas of Focus
Social complexity in the ancient Near East; the role of "non-optimal" zones; burial traditions and mortuary practices; landscape archaeol...
Phone 610-526-5659
Location Old Library 214
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Chloe Flower

Assistant Professor of Literatures in English on the Helen Taft Manning Professorship in British History and Director of Child and Family Studies
Areas of Focus
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century transatlantic literature and culture; childhood studies; children’s literature; juvenilia; object ...
Phone 610-526-5403
Location English House 202
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Jennifer Harford Vargas

Associate Professor of Literatures in English on the Dorothy Nepper Marshall Professorship of Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies
Co-Director of LAILS
Areas of Focus
Latina/o literary and cultural productions; contemporary U.S. literatures; trans-national American studies
Phone 610-526-5309
Location English House 205
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Alice Lesnick

Chair and Term Professor in the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program and Associate Dean for Global Engagement
Areas of Focus
Community-building in education and mentoring; community-based and collaborative learning; conflict resolution and restorative pract...
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C.C. McKee

Assistant Professor of History of Art
Areas of Focus
Modern European and colonial art; the Caribbean; contemporary African diasporic art; theories of affect, Black feminism, ecocriticism, an...
Phone 610-526-5652
Location Old Library 243
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Veronica Montes

Associate 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
Phone 610-526-5059
Location Dalton 200B
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Affiliated Staff

Eric Pumroy

Research Associate
Areas of Focus
History and distribution of books from the Early Modern period.
Location Old Library 200A
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Arleen A. Zimmerle

Humanities and Media Librarian
Areas of Focus
Africana, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Dance, East Asian, Film, French, German, Italian, English, Spanish, Theater &nb...
Phone 610-526-5277
Location Canaday 111
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Administrative Support Staff

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Africana Studies

Paul Joseph Lopez Oro
Director of Africana Studies
Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies
Old Library 213
Phone: 610-526-5544