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​Jean 
Allman

J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities, Retired Professor Emeritus of African and African-American Studies, History (Affiliate), and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Affiliate)
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Marlon M. 
Bailey

Professor of African and African American Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Faculty Affiliate in the Performing Arts Department and the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Equity
Associate Chair Co-Director of Graduate Studies
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​​John 
Baugh

​Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences, Professor of Psychology, Anthropology, Education, English, Linguistics, and African and African-American Studies
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​Iver  
Bernstein​

Professor of History, African and African-American Studies, and American Culture Studies
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​J. Dillon 
Brown

Associate Professor of English
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Sheretta  
Butler-Barnes

Associate Professor of Social Work
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Kia Lilly  
Caldwell

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity
Professor of African & African American Studies Courtesy joint appointment at the Brown School of Social Work
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Carol 
Camp Yeakey

Marshall S. Snow Professor of Arts & Sciences, Professor of Education, Urban Studies, International and Area Studies, African and African American Studies, and American Culture Studies
Founding Director of the Center on Urban Research & Public Policy and the Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Studies
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Rudolph 
Clay

Head of Library Diversity Initiatives & Outreach
Senior Lecturer in African-American Studies AFAS Subject Librarian
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Adrienne 
Davis

William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law
Vice Provost of the University
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Ashley 
Dennis

Past Postdoctoral Fellow, AFAS '22-'23
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El Hadji Samba Amadou 
Diallo

Senior Lecturer in African and African-American Studies
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​Gerald 
Early

​Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters, Professor of English and of African & African American Studies
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Lauren 
Eldridge Stewart

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
Performing Arts Department (Affiliate) Department of African and African-American Studies (Affiliate) (On sabbatical Fall '23)
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Rowhea 
Elmesky

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Education
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Jonathan​ 
Fenderson

​Associate Professor of African and African-American Studies
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Karma 
Frierson

​Assistant Professor of African and African-American Studies and Performing Arts (Affiliate)
(On sabbatical Fall/Spring '23-'24)
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Ron 
Himes

Henry E. Hampton, Jr. Artist-in-Residence
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Justin A.  
Joyce

Senior Publications Editor / Managing Editor, James Baldwin Review
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David  
Kirkman

Artist-in-Residence
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Esther Viola 
Kurtz

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology
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Seanna 
Leath

Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Affiliated Faculty
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Zachary 
Manditch-Prottas

Lecturer in African and African American Studies and American Culture Studies
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Raven  
Maragh-Lloyd

Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Film and Media Studies