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

Chanelle Wilson

Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Africana Studies
Areas of Focus
Anti-racist education, decolonization of curriculum and schools, intercultural sensitivity, multicultural education, urban education, tea...
Contact
Phone
610-526-5088
Location Bettws Y Coed 303
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Michael H. Allen

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

Professor, Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and Special Assistant to the President for Community Partnerships
Contact
Phone
610-520-2610
Location Social Work
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Susanna Fioratta

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Areas of Focus
Socio-cultural anthropology; migration; politics and the state; everyday experiences of global economies; Islam; food and taste; West Afr...
Contact
Phone
610-526-5419
Location Dalton 212D
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Kalala J. Ngalamulume

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History and Co-Director of Health Studies
Areas of Focus
History of health and disease in West Africa
Contact
Phone
610-526-5042
Location Old Library 204
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Mary J. Osirim

Special Advisor to the Provost and Professor of Sociology
Areas of Focus
Gender and development; economic sociology; immigration; race; ethnic relations; sociology of gender and the family
Contact
Phone
610-526-5155
Location Taylor 201
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Monique Renee Scott

Associate Professor of History of Art and Director of Museum Studies
Areas of Focus
Visual studies, race, museums, representations of Africa.
Contact
Phone
610-526-5084
Location Old Library Old Library 132
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Agnès Peysson-Zeiss

Senior Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
Areas of Focus
20th-21st century Francophone Literature and Culture, Trauma Studies, Translation Studies and Foreign Language Pedagogy.
Contact
Phone
610-526-5387
Location Old Library 153
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Affiliated BMC Africana Faculty

Linda-Susan Beard

Associate Professor of Literatures in English
Areas of Focus
Contemplative intelligence, post-colonial literatures, South African and African-American literature  
Contact
Phone
610-526-5318
Location English House 208
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Jennie Bradbury

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

Assistant Professor of International Studies
Areas of Focus
Land rights, extractive industries, and the militarization of borders in East Africa and the Sahel.
Contact
Phone
610-526-5568
Location Dalton 100D
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Chloe Flower

Assistant Professor of Literatures in English on the Helen Taft Manning Professorship in British History
Areas of Focus
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century transatlantic literature and culture; childhood studies; children’s literature; juvenilia; object relat...
Contact
Phone
610-526-5403
Location English House 202
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Ignacio Gallup-Diaz

Marjorie Walter Goodhart Professor of European History and Chair of History
Areas of Focus
Early modern Atlantic world, colonial America, colonial Latin America, Native American history
Contact
Phone
610-526-5037
Location Old Library 138
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Alessandro Giammei

Assistant Professor of Italian
Areas of Focus
Modern Italian literature & visual culture, Renaissance revivals, reception aesthetics, chivalric fiction, intersections of otherness...
Contact
Phone
610-526-5666
Location Old Library 106
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Jennifer Harford Vargas

Associate Professor of Literatures in 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
Contact
Phone
610-526-5309
Location English House 203
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Madhavi Kale

Professor of History
Areas of Focus
British and imperial history
Contact
Phone
610-526-6539
Location Old Library 136
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Alice Lesnick

Director and Term Professor in the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program and Associate Dean for Global Engagement
Areas of Focus
Community-based learning and research; multi-modal teaching (writing, performance, contemplation); social media and education.
Contact
Phone
610-526-7944
Location Bettws Y Coed 213
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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...
Contact
Phone
610-526-5652
Location Old Library 243
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Veronica Montes

Associate Professor of Sociology on the Rosabeth Moss Kantor Change Master Fund
Areas of Focus
Immigration/migration; Latino communities in the U.S.; gender; globalization; qualitative research methods; political economy
Contact
Phone
610-526-5059
Location Dalton 200B
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Bethany Schneider

Associate Professor of Literatures in English
Areas of Focus
Nineteenth-Century American literatures and cultures; American Indian literatures and cultures
Contact
Phone
610-526-5319
Location English House 214
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Piper Sledge

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Contact
Phone
610-526-5657
Location Dalton 200D
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Julien Suaudeau

Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
Areas of Focus
History of French colonialism; Critical race theory; Film studies; Creative writing
Contact
Phone
610-526-6561
Location Old Library 149
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Sharon R. Ullman

Professor of History
Areas of Focus
20th-century American history with an emphasis on popular culture and gender
Contact
Phone
610-526-5043
Location Old Library 252
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Susan A. White

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry
Areas of Focus
Chemistry and biological chemistry
Contact
Phone
610-526-5107
Location Park 289
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Affiliated Staff

Vanessa Christman

Assistant Dean of the College for Access and Community Development, The Pensby Center
Contact
Phone
610-526-6594
Location Student Life & Wellness Bldg 166
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Ann K. Ogle

Academic Administrative Assistant, Psychology and Education
Contact
Phone
610-526-5010
Location Bettws Y Coed 112

Eric Pumroy

Seymour Adelman Director of Special Collections
Areas of Focus
History, Philosophy Make an appointment
Contact
Phone
610-526-5272
Location Canaday 200A
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Arleen A. Zimmerle

Humanities and Media Librarian
Areas of Focus
Africana Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Dance, East Asian Languages & Culture, Film Studies, French, German, Ital...
Contact
Phone
610-526-5277
Location Canaday 111
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Africana Studies

Chanelle Wilson
Director of Africana Studies; Assistant Professor of Education
Bettws Y Coed
Phone: 610-526-5088
cwilson3@brynmawr.edu